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Google Assistant just got its biggest upgrade ever: Real-time on-device voice recognition

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Google Assistant just got its biggest upgrade ever: Real-time on-device voice recognition

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Google May Have Finally Made a Truly Usable Voice Assistant Google says it will include a new version of its speech recognition software in some new phones, potentially transforming how people accomplish tasks....
03:00, 05/09/2019

Google employs humans to listen to some voice-assistant recordings Contractors employed by Google listen to recordings of conversations customers have with their Google voice-activated devices, the search giant said Thursday, the latest in a string of privacy concern......
00:34, 07/12/2019

UPDATE 2-Google demos car bookings by voice assistant at annual I/O event Alphabet Inc's Google business on Tuesday demonstrated a way to rent cars automatically through voice commands to the company's virtual assistant tool, a new breakthrough for its artificial intelligence services....
22:00, 05/07/2019

Facebook to join Google, Amazon in developing voice-activated assistant technology Facebook Inc is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant....
14:34, 05/01/2019

Sonos finally supports Google Assistant voice control (and it plays nice with Alexa) I’ve been trying to avoid the word “finally” in my headlines, but I think this one gets a pass: Over a year and a half after it was originally promised, Sonos has brought the Google Assistant to its voice-powered speakers – namely the Sonos One and B...
15:34, 05/14/2019

How Salesforce is making Einstein Voice a customizable voice assistant for today's mobile workers and data-hungry businesses At TrailheaDX 2019, Salesforce's Michael Machado spoke with TechRepublic about the unique challenges of building Einstein Voice Assistant within the company's highly-customizable platform....
20:00, 06/14/2019

Apple HomePod now has voice recognition for multiple users Starting soon, Apple HomePod will be able to pick up on who's speaking and give them personalized recommendations and notifications for Apple Music, Messages, Notes, Reminders and more, all part of Apple HomePod's new multi-user feature.The...
21:51, 06/03/2019

The future of voice recognition: meet your AI-controlled 'digital twin' This is a re-published article that we've picked as one of our favorites of the last year from our suite of TechRadar Originals.Speech is a much more natural way of interacting with devices than poking at buttons and screens, and its popularity ...
14:17, 05/12/2019

Pandora's Voice Mode is your personal music assistant Pandora is rolling out Voice Mode to all users today. While you may have used Pandora voice controls on smart products like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the new feature takes voice commands to the next level. It's meant to be more like a persona...
19:00, 07/23/2019

Russia’s Yandex expands its Alice voice assistant to the smart home Russian internet giant Yandex has announced a big expansion for its digital assistant Alice, introducing integrations with various smart home products.Read More...
13:51, 05/23/2019

The Moto Z4's Biggest Upgrade Is Surprisingly Retro By almost all accounts, 2018 was a pretty good year for Motorola and its parent company Lenovo. Total revenue hit $51 billion (up 12.5 percent Year over Year), while Motorola itself returned to profitability in the second half of 2018. And with the M...
17:34, 05/30/2019

Google admits partners leaked more than 1,000 private conversations with Google Assistant Google on Wednesday admitted that partners who work to analyze voice snippets collected when people talk to the Google Assistant were leaked to a Belgian press outlet....
22:00, 07/11/2019

Google reveals that over 1,000 Google Assistant audio recordings were leaked Smart devices have changed the face of privacy forever. Telling people that you believed someone was listening to you at all times used to be cause for concern, but when everyone has a phone in their pocket and a computer on the desk and an Amazon Ec...
00:34, 07/12/2019

Xiaomi’s budget Mi Band wearable now sports a color screen and voice assistant Xiaomi has refreshed its smart fitness tracker and unveiled a range of other gadgets in China, giving a glimpse at some of its affordable products that it will likely be bringing to other markets in the coming future. The wearable fitness tracker, c...
14:34, 06/12/2019

Google’s Biggest Event of the Year Just Started. Here Are the 4 Biggest Announcements So Far Google on Tuesday kicked off the first day of its 2019 I/O developer conference with a keynote highlighting the company’s latest projects and products, as well as its accessibility initiatives powered by machine learning. Those more ambitious ...
23:34, 05/07/2019

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant illegally records children without consent, lawsuits claim Amazon's Alexa devices are recording children without their consent, in violation of laws in at least eight states, according to a lawsuit filed in Seattle....
19:51, 06/13/2019

How Salesforce is customizing Einstein Voice assistant for mobile workers and data-hungry businesses At TrailheaDX 2019, Salesforce's Michael Machado spoke with TechRepublic about the unique challenges of building Einstein Voice Assistant within the company's highly-customizable platform....
20:00, 06/14/2019

Lawsuits Claim Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant Illegally Records Children Without Consent A pair of federal lawsuits against Amazon seeking class action status allege that the e-commerce giant’s Alexa voice assistant technology “routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of their parents,” ...
07:00, 06/13/2019

America's Biggest Police Body-Cam Manufacturer Bans Face Recognition Surveillance—for Now Axon, America’s biggest police body camera manufacturer, is currently banning the use of face recognition technology in its products after its independent ethics board said Thursday that the “technology is not yet reliable enough to justify its use o...
20:17, 06/27/2019

The difference between apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and do-release-upgrade If you've ever gone to upgrade a Debian- or Ububuntu-based machine, you might have been confused as to which command to run. Jack Wallen demystifies the three commands used for upgrading....
06:00, 05/03/2019

Here's How Google Is Hoping to Speed Up Its Big Upgrade to SMS RCS, or Rich Communication Services was supposed to be the messaging protocol that banished SMS to the dark ages and upgraded today’s texting experience with modern features like read receipts, better multimedia sharing, way bigger character limits, ...
06:51, 06/19/2019

Google Assistant could soon have a new look Spotted by Reddit users (via 9to5 Google), it appears that Google is testing a new UI for Google Assistant. Instead of the white box that pops up when the virtual personal assistant is activated, a transparent overlay with the words "Hi, I’m listenin...
00:51, 05/15/2019

Chrissy Teigen "apologizes" for "spoiling" The Voice after The Voice already spoiled The Voice This season of NBC’s The Voice finally came to an end Tuesday night. After auditions, battle rounds, semifinals, duets, sob stories, and regular finals (maybe even regionals?), Maelyn Jarmon was declared the winner. Her victory was shared by coach Jo...
20:17, 05/22/2019

Google Pixel 4 will see series' first RAM upgrade, as well as a bigger screen While the Google Pixel 3 was definitely 'premium' in terms of price, some of its features – like a small screen size, and low RAM – didn't adhere to what we consider a flagship phone. It looks like the Google Pixel 4 coul...
12:34, 07/19/2019

Google Pixel 2 XL is just $10 a month at Verizon with new line or upgrade Verizon currently has a deal for those who hate sales that require a trade-in. Add a new line or use an upgrade, and Verizon will sell you the 64GB Google Pixel 2 XL for just 24 monthly payments of $10. To get to that price, the carrier will give you...
18:00, 05/04/2019

9 things Google Assistant can do that you may not know about Apple has Siri, Amazon has Alexa, and if you've got an Android phone, tablet or Google Home device, don't forget that you've got Google Assistant built-in.It may not have captured the public's imagination as much as its smart coun...
16:34, 07/09/2019

Google Assistant will understand even more about your life Google Assistant will be able to use information you share with it about the people, places and events in your life so it has a stronger understanding of queries related to them. Google Assistant VP of engineering Scott Huffman said, with the Persona...
00:17, 05/08/2019

Next-gen Google Assistant is crazy fast It's been a year since Google first introduced Duplex, its automated reservation making feature for Assistant. The AI phone caller has rolled out to customers in 44 states, as well as non-pixel handsets, and even spawned a corollary service for ...
19:51, 05/07/2019

How to set your default calendar for Google Assistant If you want to use Google Assistant to create events to a specific calendar, you'll have to make a quick change in the settings. Jack Wallen shows you how....
19:34, 05/22/2019

Who’s Listening When You Talk to Your Google Assistant? A Belgian broadcaster obtained recordings of more than 1,000 conversations with Google's automated assistant, some including personal details and medical information....
05:17, 07/11/2019

Google’s new AI can help you speak another language in your own voice Google Translate is one of the company’s most used products. It helps people translate one language to another through typing, taking pics of text, and using speech-to-text technology. Now, the company’s launching a new project called Translatotron, ...
19:34, 05/16/2019

Google's Working on a Translation AI That Uses Your Own Voice The worst part about visiting somewhere you don’t speak the local tongue is that sinking feeling as you squint at a phrasebook, open your mouth, and prepare yourself to totally butcher the language. If that’s your nightmare, good news. Google is work...
03:51, 05/17/2019

This Will Be the First Phone to Ship With Next-Generation Google Assistant The next-generation Google Assistant will launch first on Google's next flagship Pixel phone series in fall 2019, before coming to the Pixel 3 series and other smartphones....
10:00, 05/09/2019

Google Assistant launches on Sonos speakers Sonos Beam and Sonos One can now speak with Google Assistant, making them two of the only speakers that can also switch to talk with Amazon's Alexa.Read More...
15:17, 05/14/2019

Google Assistant can now control GE’s smart microwaves GE's lineup of connected microwaves can now be controlled by the Google Assistant. Owners can use voice commands to set their microwave and perform basic functions like starting, pausing, stopping or adding time. The microwaves also have a "scan...
00:00, 05/30/2019

Sonos brings Google Assistant to its speakers in the UK Sonos users in the UK will soon have another option to control their speakers, as Google Assistant support is arriving with a software update that's rolling out as of today. You can use the voice assistant to control your setup directly through ...
21:17, 07/02/2019

Chromebooks are getting a better search box powered by Google Assistant Google has released a new version of the Chrome OS operating system, which introduces an improved search experience for Chromebooks that benefits from integration with Google Assistant.Chrome OS 74 brings various new features, but the highlight, with...
14:51, 05/02/2019

B&O adds Google Assistant to its pricey H9 headphones High-end electronics manufacturer Bang and Olufsen is back with a set of headphones that are made for the power listener. The latest version of the company's flagship Beoplay H9 headphones promise a whopping 25 hours of wireless playtime from it...
01:17, 05/17/2019

Every new Google Assistant feature announced at I/O 2019 Google Assistant learned a lot this year at I/O, like Duplex for the web, personalization with facial recognition, and more answers to "how-to" questions.Read More...
22:34, 05/08/2019

Google Assistant now offers navigation help in Waze You might not have to touch your screen much at all the next time you navigate with Waze. Google is starting to roll out Assistant support in Waze for Android users, making some of its features available through (relatively) distraction-free voice c...
20:00, 06/10/2019

Google improves speech recognition for Contact Center tools A series of new and improved features for Google's contact center AI should make it easier for developers to build high-quality voice bots and generate more accurate transcriptions....
00:17, 07/24/2019

Google introduces How-to markup for voice app developers Google introduced How-to markup today to bring voice apps to more search results. A template for How-to with video is also being introduced.Read More...
00:51, 05/08/2019

How to Prevent Google from Saving Your Voice Recordings The unfortunate trade-off of a smart speaker is clear: for the convenience of having something to yell at that can tell you what the weather is, what the traffic is like, and whether your front door is unlocked or not (to name a few items), you have ...
16:34, 05/01/2019

Don't Depend on Google Assistant to Remember Your Parking Spot Thanks to Google Assistant, you’ll never lose your car in the parking lot again—but you shouldn’t be losing it anyway, as you’ll get better accuracy if you remember to tell your smartphone where your parking spot is before you leave your car....
22:34, 06/17/2019

Try These Waze-Specific Google Assistant Commands on Android Since Google acquired Waze back in 2013, the company has been slowly adding Waze features into Google Maps, including Waze’s traffic reporting functions and real-time speed limits....
20:51, 06/10/2019

You can now keep your eyes on the road at all times with Google Assistant on Waze While it's not particularly clear what Google wants to do in the long run with its two immensely popular web mapping and navigation services, Waze and Google Maps are becoming more and more alike. The search giant is practically transferring features...
20:51, 06/10/2019

Google Assistant finally controls Sonos speakers It took well over a year, but Sonos is finally ready to offer native voice control on its speakers beyond Alexa. Sonos is rolling out a promised software update that enables Google Assistant control, whether it's directly through supporting spea...
15:17, 05/14/2019

The Morning After: The human ears that listen in via Google Assistant Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Friday! Some Google employees are apparently listening to a small percentage of your Assistant queries, there's a new full-frame camera that's just very small and it's time to get excit...
16:34, 07/12/2019

Google Contractors Listen to Virtual-Assistant Conversations Google said contractors are listening to customer audio recorded by the company’s virtual assistant, a disclosure prompted by a media report that adds to privacy concerns associated with the voice-operated devices....
21:00, 07/11/2019

Google’s new Assistant is so fast that ‘tapping to use your phone would seem slow’ Google Assistant is pretty fast, but it’s hardly as conversational as a real person. That’s in large part because using the Assistant requires a constant connection to the cloud, where a server sorts through 100GB worth of AI models, and beams the re...
21:34, 05/07/2019

Google contractors are secretly listening to your Assistant recordings Not only is your Google Home device listening to you, a new report suggests there might be a Google contractor who’s listening as well. Even if you didn’t ask your device any questions, it’s still sending what you say to the company, who allow an act...
23:34, 07/10/2019

Google Assistant can tell apps to order food or track your run Google Assistant's Actions are about to become decidedly more useful in daily life. Google has expanded App Actions' reach to offer shortcuts for health, finance, food and ridesharing. You could tell your fitness app to start tracking a run...
00:17, 05/08/2019

This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical te...
15:17, 05/18/2019

Surprise: People are listening to your Google Assistant queries It's no secret that Google records your conversations with Google Assistant after you say a "wake word." But what you might not know is that Google uses contractors to manually review a handful of those recordings, about 0.2 percent. Yesterday, ...
16:51, 07/11/2019

Next-generation Google Assistant to be up to 10x faster, exclusive to Pixel 4 Today at Google's I/O developer conference, the company was proud to share with the audience that earlier this year, it had achieved a major technological breakthrough that's going to allow it to improve its popular Google Assistant in a dramatic way...
04:51, 05/08/2019

Bose brings Google Assistant to speakers and soundbars Bose has announced that its current range of speakers and soundbars are getting support for Google Assistant, having previously only supported Amazon Alexa. Google's voice assistant will be introduced to the Bose Home Speaker 500, the Bose ...
19:34, 05/21/2019

Google’s AI Assistant aims to transcend the smart speaker SAN FRANCISCO — When Google launched its now distinctive digital assistant in 2016, it was already in danger of being an also-ran. At the time, Amazon had been selling its Echo smart speaker, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, for more than a year...
00:00, 05/07/2019

Chrome OS unifies Google Assistant and device searches You don't have to be quite so picky when you start a search on your Chromebook. Google has released Chrome OS 74, whose cornerstone is a reworked search experience that unifies Google Assistant, on-device and web search. Tap the search box and...
05:00, 05/02/2019

Google's how-to videos explain Assistant's accessibility features As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google revealed a series of video tutorials meant to help people with disabilities set up and use their Assistant-enabled smart devices. The videos are available in a YouTube playlist, and so far they co...
01:17, 05/17/2019

Google's Translatotron can translate speech in the speaker's voice Speaking another language may be getting easier. Google is showing off Translatotron, a first-of-its-kind translation model that can directly convert speech from one language into another while maintaining a speaker's voice and cadence. The tool...
22:00, 05/15/2019

Google Assistant, Search Get New Features for 2019 Cricket World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 action, Google on Wednesday introduced special features to its Search, Assistant to help people get all the important match updates....
20:17, 06/05/2019

Google’s pitch to Android devs: Assistant can drive app engagement Google is telling Android developers that connecting with Google Assistant can spur more engagement, though there's no evidence to demonstrate that yet.Read More...
20:34, 05/14/2019

Sonos’ long-promised support for Google Assistant is finally here Sonos is finally making good on its promise to support the Google Assistant, which is coming to the company’s Sonos One speaker and Sonos Beam soundbar to start via a free software update that’s available beginning today in the US. Sonos ...
17:17, 05/14/2019

Google debuts “next-generation” Assistant, coming to next Pixel phones Enlarge (credit: Google/Screenshot) Google on Tuesday debuted an updated version of its Google Assistant platform during the keynote of its Google I/O developers conference. The company said it is internally calling this the "next-generation" Assis...
07:00, 05/08/2019

Google Very Angry After Contractor Leaks Over a Thousand Assistant Recordings Just in case you were holding out any hope that Google didn’t let humans listen voice recordings from Google Home and Google Assistant, stop doing that. One of the humans that Google hired to review voice recordings recently leaked over a thousand As...
22:51, 07/12/2019

Nokia's new budget phone has a dedicated Google Assistant button HMD Global has announced a new affordable Nokia smartphone after launching a five-camera flagship and a bunch of low-to-mid end devices just a few months ago at MWC. The Nokia 2.2 is part of the company's Android One family of devices and will s...
07:34, 06/07/2019

Google Assistant and other apps now make it easier to have dinner delivered Don't know what to have for dinner? Too tired to cook? Google announced today that it has updated apps like Google Search, Google Maps and the Google Assistant to make it easier to get a meal delivered to your home, office or even a hotel room. These...
21:00, 05/23/2019

Sonos will finally launch Google Assistant on some speakers next week It's been more than a year in the making, but Sonos will finally roll out support for Google Assistant next week. The company confirmed the launch in its quarterly earnings release, saying that support for the Sonos One and Beam would arrive in ...
01:00, 05/10/2019

Google updates Maps, Search and Assistant so you can order food without app The feature lets you order using leading delivery services like DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice, and ChowNow, and more are on the way.        ...
20:00, 05/24/2019

Bose adds Google Assistant to its smart speakers and soundbars When Bose debuted its smart speakers and voice-controlled soundbars last year, the company promised support for other voice assistants besides Alexa was on the way. Today, it makes good on that promise. Bose says starting tomorrow in the US, an autom...
17:51, 05/21/2019

Now it's easy to order food in Google Assistant, Search and Maps Starting today, you'll be able to order food via Google Assistant, Search and Maps in the US. At the outset, Google is working with DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice and ChowNow, with support for Zuppler and more on the way....
06:00, 05/24/2019

Bose brings Google Assistant to new and existing smart speakers Bose is bringing Google Assistant to its Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500, and Soundbar 700 and announced the Home Speaker 300, which is due out this summer.Read More...
17:51, 05/21/2019

Sonos to bring Google Assistant to its smart speakers next week The neverending saga regarding Sonos connected speakers and Google Assistant is about to end next week if the American company keeps its most recent promise. After a few years of uncertainty, the situation is about to get out of limbo with Sonos fina...
11:17, 05/10/2019

Google Assistant bests Alexa and Siri in most-used medication knowledge Google Assistant is able to deliver more comprehensible and helpful results than Siri and Alexa when asked questions about the top 50 most-used medications.Read More...
20:17, 06/20/2019

Google Assistant just got smart enough to track the New York City subway Google Assistant and Google Pay are making navigating New York City a little easier this month thanks to new subway and bus integrations with the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).Starting today, millions of NYC residents and to...
04:34, 05/24/2019

Why Apple's Siri isn't as smart as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Computer scientists have been working on some of their underlying technologies for more than half a century — so why can't Apple make Siri work better? Here's where virtual assistants came from and where they go wrong....
01:17, 06/05/2019

Google Assistant finally coming to Sonos One and Beam speakers Google Assistant is coming to the Sonos One smart speaker and Sonos Beam soundbar next week, according to a letter sent out to Sonos shareholders.The company originally promised both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support back in 2017, and despite...
15:17, 05/10/2019

Google's AI Assistant aims to transcend the smart speaker Even as Google Assistant remains commercially overshadowed by Alexa, it keeps pushing the boundaries of what artificial intelligence can do every day.        ...
18:34, 05/07/2019

Google renames Assistant home devices, debuts $229 Nest Hub Max Enlarge (credit: Google) At its annual developers conference, Google expanded its line of Assistant home devices and renamed the entire family. The new Nest Hub Max is the 10-inch version of the existing Google Home Hub with some added features, an...
20:51, 05/07/2019

Google's Next Generation Assistant Is 10 Times Faster, Coming to Pixel First Google showcased the next-generation Google Assistant, Assistant driving mode, Assistant support in Waze, a more personal Assistant, and more at Google I/O 2019. Additionally, Google also revealed......
00:34, 05/08/2019

Google Voice for web update makes it much faster to place calls Google is making it much easier to place calls through its Voice service's web interface, adding an always-visible call panel that shows your number and suggested contacts. The panel will remain on the screen whatever it is you're doing, wh...
12:34, 07/12/2019

10 reasons to consider switching your company's phone service to Google Voice Google Voice for G Suite is integrated with other G Suite apps. Find out how it might help businesses modernize and consolidate voice communications....
22:17, 05/15/2019

It's not just Amazon: Google employees also listen to your recorded voice commands It seems Amazon isn’t the only company who hires people to eavesdrop on conversations you have with your voice assistant – Google has now been caught out doing the same thing, too.Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS has reported that Google hir...
13:00, 07/12/2019

B&O's refreshed Beoplay H9 headphones come with monster battery life and Google Assistant After (narrowly) beating Apple to the punch with super-expensive "truly wireless" earbuds supporting wireless charging functionality, Bang & Olufsen is shifting its attention to the premium Beoplay line of wireless over-ear headphones to release a re...
23:17, 05/18/2019

Google Assistant launch gesture officially arrives on Android Q beta From the very start, Google intended to fine-tune the gesture-based navigation system it introduced with Android Pie in an effort to make poking around phones with edge-to-edge screens feel a lot more natural. One of the gestures it was working on wo...
23:00, 07/10/2019

Google Assistant brings back handy parking location functionality Google's industry-leading virtual assistant can be of great help not only when you're actually behind the wheel, but also to remind you where you've parked your car at the end of a nice day walking around town. There are in fact a number of ways in w...
11:17, 06/17/2019

Google Assistant is getting 10 times faster, coming to Pixel phones ‘later this year’ Google Assistant is getting new personalized features and the ability to operate 10 times faster, company executives announced today at I/O.Read More...
21:34, 05/07/2019

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant promote sexist attitudes towards women, says UN A report by UNESCO has suggested that the default use of female-sounding voice assistants in our smart home gadgets and smartphones perpetuates sexist attitudes towards women.The report, titled I'd Blush if I Could, takes its name from Siri&apos...
10:34, 05/23/2019

Google Assistant contractors slam company as ‘white-collar sweatshop’ Google’s use of artificial intelligence to power many of its products, including its Google Assistant, inspires awe and praise. Although the Assistant can book a restaurant reservation and translate live conversations in two dozen languages, a ...
21:34, 05/30/2019

Google says leaked assistant recordings are a violation of data security policies The search giant has confirmed humans are listening in to 'Okay Google' commands, but it says leaking the recordings are a violation of its data security policies....
03:17, 07/12/2019

Google Assistant Data Breach Faces Review by Irish Privacy Watchdog Google faces a possible investigation by Irish data privacy regulators related to reports that contractors had been able to listen to audio of users of its digital assistant technology....
20:17, 07/13/2019

Deal: Lenovo's 8-inch smart display with Google Assistant gets a rare 60% discount Lenovo smartly decided to buy Motorola to have a foothold in the US market, but smartphones aren't the only products the Chinese company is selling in the country. The smart display market only at the beginning, but we already have a couple of major ...
22:34, 06/22/2019

Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already supporting Alexa While Amazon and Google are battling for first place among the world's smart speaker vendors, the two tech giants remain open to hardware competition from the likes of Sonos and Bose as well, aiming to put their voice assistants on as many third-part...
03:17, 05/22/2019

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 adds Google Assistant to satellite speaker design It's one of the most instantly recognisable speakers out there, and it's all set for a thorough refresh – Bang and Olufsen's Beoplay A9 speaker is getting re-released, and it's bringing with it some new connected smarts, to...
18:51, 05/07/2019

Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant finally kicks off pre-orders at the low price of $80 Google Assistant is truly everywhere nowadays, from your Android or iOS phone to the search giant's growing family of in-house smart speakers, as well as third-party audio products made by companies as diverse as Bang & Olufsen, Sonos, and Bose. One ...
19:00, 05/22/2019

'A white-collar sweatshop': Google Assistant contractors allege wage theft Interpreting a spoken request isn’t magic, rather it has taken a team of underpaid, subcontracted linguists to make the technology possible“Do you believe in magic?” Google asked attendees of its annual developer conference this May, playing the semi...
08:51, 05/29/2019

New research makes Siri and Alexa seem like lightweights next to accuracy champion Google Assistant Google, Amazon, and Apple's AI-powered virtual assistants can be incredibly useful tools around the house or on the move for controlling music playback, helping deliver dinner, improving road safety, keeping you informed, and many other things that m...
15:00, 06/21/2019

Free software update finally adds Google Assistant support to a pair of Sonos speakers While Amazon is widely considered the pioneer of the booming smart speaker market, having released the first Echo model way back in 2014, it took an additional five years for a similarly ambitious US company to accomplish a goal it reportedly had fro...
00:51, 05/15/2019

The Biggest and Best Google Home Is $150 Off For Prime Day The Google Home Max is Google’s high-fidelity answer to the Sonos Play:5 and Apple HomePod (while being significantly smarter than both), and while it’s a bit of a stretch at its usual $400, it’s a great value at $250. That’s the best price ever, but...
00:00, 07/17/2019

The 7 biggest announcements from Google I/O 2019 The Google I/O 2019 keynote is officially a wrap and the tech world is still buzzing following all of the big announcements Google made during its opening presentation. The event itself is obviously geared toward developers, since it is a developer c...
21:34, 05/07/2019

Google bans one of the biggest Android app developers from the Play Store On the heels of the revelation last week, via a BuzzFeed analysis, that several of the most-downloaded apps from the Google Play Store may have been caught sharing data they collect with the Chinese government, we’ve just learned that Google is...
12:51, 05/02/2019

THE VOICE APPS REPORT: The top issues with voice discoverability, monetization, and retention — and how to solve them BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The voice app ecosystem is booming. In the US, the ...
02:51, 05/04/2019

Amazon Adds Voice Command for Alexa to Delete Voice Recordings Amazon is making it easier for customers of its Echo device to delete recordings of their own voices as consumer and regulatory privacy concerns regarding artificial intelligence assistants mount....
08:00, 05/30/2019

Apple's Voice Control Feature Lets You Use Your Mac or iPhone With Only Your Voice Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote is a time for company execs to stand on a big stage and shout a bunch of new features and changes to a bunch of clapping geeks. While many of these changes are expected refreshes of Apple operating syste...
00:17, 06/04/2019

The biggest video game show of the year is about to kick off — here are the 13 biggest games to keep an eye on "Final Fantasy VII Remake"/Square Enix The video game industry's big annual trade show, E3 2019, kicks off on June 8. E3 is the annual event where the biggest games of the year are given center stage, and this year is no different. Major news is exp...
02:34, 06/08/2019

World's biggest brewer plans year's biggest IPO Anheuser-Busch InBev is hoping to raise as much as $9.8 billion when it lists its Asia business in Hong Kong in what could be the biggest IPO of the year....
10:00, 07/03/2019

The world's biggest brewer is planning the year's biggest IPO Anheuser-Busch InBev is hoping to raise as much as $9.8 billion when it lists its Asia business in Hong Kong in what could be the biggest IPO of the year....
02:34, 07/03/2019

How to Get an Upgrade at a Hotel I will ask anyone for an upgrade, whether it’s a better table at a restaurant or a first-class seat on a flight. Scoring a hotel upgrade, however, comes with its own set of difficulties. You can’t exactly assess what’s available or which rooms will o...
20:51, 05/07/2019

NHS to get major fibre upgrade Hospitals and GP practices across the UK will soon have access to the fastest fiber-optic broadband to support widespread improvements in the range and quality of digital healthcare services as part of the Long Term Plan according to Health Secretary...
22:51, 05/01/2019

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work. The end result is an apparently valid digital license, and there's no evidence that the ...
17:17, 04/30/2019

Will your Mac upgrade to macOS Catalina? Apple plans to release macOS Catalina in the fall. Find out if your Mac is on the list of devices that fully support the new OS, or if you need to upgrade your hardware to run the latest version....
01:00, 07/04/2019

Instead of Changing Your Passwords, Upgrade Them What makes for a great password? Something long, something randomized with all kinds of characters—numbers, symbols, and letters of all cases—and, ideally, something backed up by a secondary authentication method. In other words, the easier it is for...
23:17, 07/08/2019

5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Upgrade to This New Powerful Smartphone vivo recently launched the 8GB RAM variant of its popular phone, V15Pro. The vivo V15Pro already offers a great set of features and with the addition of an 8GB RAM variant, this phone looks like a......
17:51, 05/23/2019

Tesla's dashboard Sketchpad is getting an upgrade Aside from the many games that are available on Tesla dashboards, drivers have enjoyed plenty of other easter eggs over the years. Since it arrived two years ago, in-the-know Tesla owners have used the infotainment system's Sketchpad to doodle o...
00:00, 06/29/2019

Academic upgrade for Germany's spies Germany has set up a special degree program to build up its national intelligence community. But it's only open to a select few — thoroughly vetted — students....
03:17, 07/14/2019

GM: Most vehicles to get over-the-air upgrade tech by 2023 The company's new electronic systems, designed to securely handle software downloads from the internet, will be capable of handling up to 4.5 terabytes of data processing power per hour, five times the capability of current GM vehicles....
18:51, 05/20/2019

Upgrade to One Of Our Favorite Chef's Knives For $35 Off You might not have heard of Kyoku, but we found their Daimyo damascus steel chef’s knife to be a joy to use, and spellbindingly beautiful to look at too....
11:34, 07/17/2019

GM says most new vehicles to get over-the-air upgrade tech by 2023 General Motors Co said on Monday most of its global models will be capable of over-the-air software upgrades by 2023, as the automaker rolls out new vehicle electrical systems designed to securely handle heavy data traffic and software downloads from...
19:00, 05/20/2019

Upgrade Your Home Theater With This $600 Samsung TV Yes, Game of Thrones is over, but there’s still a lot of TV you can watch on this discounted Samsung TV. I mean, have you even tried watching Barry? It’s so good—just like this $598 65" 4K smart TV....
23:17, 05/20/2019

Facial Recognition Sometimes it’s nice to be recognized. Sometimes it’s not. But pretty soon almost wherever you go, it’s possible that someone will know who you are. Facial recognition technology is improving rapidly and spreading even faster. Its uses include mundane...
12:34, 05/24/2019

Chucky may be wi-fi enabled in the new Child’s Play, but it’s hardly an upgrade Kids these days, with their newfangled wi-fi enabled homicidal dolls. Back when we were whippersnappers attending the 1988 stab-a-thon Child’s Play, we got a low-tech Chucky and we liked it! It didn’t matter if we had to walk two miles uphill both wa...
23:00, 06/20/2019

That Glitchy Music Video on YouTube? It’s Getting an Upgrade The streaming service and Universal Music Group have teamed up to revamp more than 1,000 videos from artists including Lady Gaga, Tom Petty, Billy Idol and the Spice Girls....
17:34, 06/19/2019

Upgrade to a Reader Favorite Mesh Network For Just $210 If you take your Wi-Fi seriously, NETGEAR’s Orbi mesh routers are some of the best you can buy according to Gizmodo and our readers, and this refurbished three-pack has never been cheaper.Read more......
21:34, 05/24/2019

Upgrade Your Mechanical Keyboard with an Affordable Set of PBT Keys If you’re already a mechanical keyboard convert, the next logical step in the hobby is to start buying fancy keycap sets. PBT keys don’t get as worn down and shiny as the ABS keys that probably came with your keyboard....
21:34, 05/07/2019

How to give your hike a high-tech upgrade At its heart, hiking is about getting away from technology. Stuffing everything you need to survive for a few days into a bag and disappearing into the woods is as much about breaking free of the daily Twitter grind as it is about pushing yourself ph...
17:34, 07/18/2019

US weather forecast model gets a much-needed upgrade Meterology revolves as much around good weather models as it does good weather data, and the core US model is about to receive a long-overdue refresh. NOAA has upgraded its Global Forecast System with a long-in-testing dynamical core, the Finite-Volu...
07:00, 06/13/2019

V-Moda's M-100 Crossfade headphones get a professional upgrade V-Moda's heavy duty Crossfade M-100 headphones -- known for their 3D-printed personalization -- have been given an upgrade. The Crossfade M-100 Master has been engineered in conjunction with Roland in what V-Moda calls a "creators first" approac...
21:51, 07/09/2019

Atari’s VCS throwback console is getting a joystick upgrade The Atari joystick is one of the most recognizable controllers in gaming history, and now the company is not only bringing it forward into the modern age, it’s making it better with new bells and whistles. You younglings might remember much about the...
14:51, 05/23/2019

Upgrade To a Curved Gaming Monitor with FreeSync For $150 Curved TVs might be a little dumb, but curved computer monitors actually make some sense, because you actually sit close enough to them for the curve to wrap around your periphery....
22:51, 05/15/2019

L-3 to upgrade avionics on C-130H Hercules under $499.5M contract L-3 Communications Integrated Systems received a $499.5 million contract for a major avionics upgrade on 176 C-130Hs flown by the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command, the Defense Department announced....
04:17, 06/06/2019

Brian Cashman knows the next Yankees’ upgrade he wants to make Brian Cashman made no guarantees, but the Yankees general manager acknowledged Monday the team’s starting pitching remains a “worry.’’ The sentiment was expressed during a press conference at Yankee Stadium to introduce the team’s newest slugger, Edw...
16:34, 06/18/2019

Upgrade to a Reader Favorite Mesh Network For Just $200 If you take your home Wi-Fi coverage seriously, Netgear’s Orbi mesh routers are some of the best you can buy, and Woot’s running a great deal on a refurbished three-pack. This Reader Favorite is now selling for just $200.Read more......
17:00, 05/31/2019

Video: Closer look at Ferrari's F1 upgrade for the Azerbaijan GP Red Bull's innovative suspension solution and Ferrari's first upgrade of 2019 are the focus of our round-up of the latest Formula 1 technical developments...
16:34, 05/01/2019

Volkswagen models to get Mountune performance upgrade News 13 May, 2019 The UK-based tuning company and USA-based wheel manufacturer have launched a new Volkswagen performance brand, called M52...
05:00, 05/14/2019

FCA nears investment grade after Moody's upgrade S&P Global Ratings raised FCA's rating to a similar level in February. Fitch, another credit rating service, upgraded FCA to investment grade in November....
13:34, 05/17/2019

Get ready to upgrade your TV for Xbox Project Scarlett We don't know much about the specs of the Xbox Project Scarlett yet, but we do know it'll be something of a powerhouse. Whether your television can keep up, though, is another matter entirely.Microsoft has claimed the upcoming console will ...
17:51, 06/27/2019

Video: The 'daunting' prospect of a Mercedes F1 engine upgrade Mercedes remains unbeaten six races into the 2019 Formula 1 season, but is the only engine manufacturer yet to have introduced an upgraded specification...
23:51, 05/29/2019

No massive gain from Honda engine upgrade, says Gasly Red Bull can expect better performance from their Honda engines at this weekend's French Formula One Grand Prix but Pierre Gasly has played down hopes of a big step up in front of his home crowd....
18:00, 06/20/2019

Cable companies can save money now that DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade is mostly done Enlarge / A Comcast van in Sunnyvale, California, in November 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Andrei Stanescu) Cable-company spending on network equipment is dropping as major providers like Comcast and Charter finish up their nationwide DOCSIS 3.1 r...
00:00, 06/15/2019

HSBC and UBS upgrade Malaysian stocks as trade war escalates Malaysia's stock benchmark, the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index, has lost around 5% so far this year — one of the worst-performing Asian emerging markets....
07:34, 05/29/2019

Jazz upgrade roster with Conley trade instead of NBA draft SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah took an alternate route to upgrade its roster rather than building through the NBA draft Thursday night. The Jazz sent the no. 23 pick to Memphis on Wednesday as part of a trade that will bring veteran point guard Mike Conl...
07:17, 06/21/2019

Video: the expectations from Ferrari's early engine upgrade After a clean sweep of Mercedes 1-2s in the opening four rounds of the Formula 1 season, Ferrari has brought forward its engine upgrade to the Spanish Grand Prix...
23:17, 05/08/2019

Buy Committee: How Should I Upgrade My Sonos-Powered Home Theater? I love my Sonos Beam. It sounds great, plays well with my other Airplay 2 speakers, and it was super simple to set up. The problem is: I love it too much and, now, I want to expand. And for that, I need your advice, Buy Committee....
01:00, 05/04/2019

GM to upgrade assembly plants ahead of new pickup, SUV lines ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — General Motors Co. has announced it’s investing more than $4.2 billion in assembly plants in Indiana, Michigan and Texas to prepare for the launch of its next generation of pickups and SUVs. The company said Tuesday that...
21:00, 06/25/2019

The world's favorite super-cheap computer just got a big upgrade Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized desktop computer that has won over millions of hobbyists. It just got a big upgrade: The first major new edition of Raspberry Pi since February 2016 launches Monday, promising faster speeds and support for more mod...
20:51, 06/25/2019

UPDATE 1-Walmart to invest $1.2 bln in China to upgrade logistics Walmart plans to invest 8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) in China over the next 10 years to upgrade logistics, the U.S. retail giant said on its social media account Monday....
15:34, 07/01/2019

Fortnite Season 10 might force you to upgrade your old graphics card Fortnite Season 10 is coming – and Epic Games has decided that deserves a small bump in the game's minimum requirement spec, so some of you running older graphics cards might have to invest in an upgrade.The use of a DirectX 11 graphics c...
14:34, 06/23/2019

Only Romain Grosjean to run Haas F1 upgrade in Spanish GP practice Only Romain Grosjean will run Haas's Formula 1 upgrade in Spanish Grand Prix Friday practice as the team splits its tactics in an effort to solve its tyre struggles...
14:51, 05/09/2019

Tech-Savvy Critics Aim to Upgrade the Tampon Dispenser Public-bathroom dispensers of tampons and other feminine-hygiene supplies are way behind in modern features like electronic payments and real-time inventory, and some critics blame the lack of women in tech....
01:17, 05/03/2019

US Air Force base in New Mexico gets upgrade for ‘space defense’ ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Air Force has begun construction on a facility at Kirtland Air Force Base that officials say will play a role in the proposed “space defense.” The Albuquerque Journal reports the Air Force Research Laboratory&...
10:17, 06/12/2019

The long-awaited upgrade to the US weather forecast model is here Enlarge / Forecast output from the new version of the model, which goes into service today. (credit: NOAA) Weather forecasters need a ton of knowledge and a fair bit of experience with local weather patterns to do their job well. They also need a g...
03:34, 06/13/2019

Samsung’s epic Wall TV just got a ‘luxury’ upgrade – now 292-inches and 8K Earlier this year, it was revealed that Samsung’s monstrous 'The Wall' MicroLED TV would be made available in 75-inch and 219-inch models, but now the South Korean electronics giant is taking things even further, announcing an upgrad...
05:34, 06/13/2019

Walmart to invest $1.2 billion in China to upgrade logistics Walmart Inc plans to invest 8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) in China over the next 10 years to upgrade logistics, the U.S. retail giant said on its social media account on Monday....
22:51, 07/01/2019

Upgrade Your Home Network With Today's Netgear Gold Box Today only, Amazon’s offering solid discounts on a huge collection of Netgear networking products, including everything from routers to powerline adapters....
16:51, 05/28/2019

Score an Upgrade by Obsessively Checking Seats Before a Flight One of the best tips I can give any flyer who doesn’t want to pay stupid fees for the slight extra legroom of “premium” seating is this: check your seat assignment constantly....
21:17, 07/19/2019

This $100 Mesh Router Might Be a Good Reason to Finally Upgrade Take a moment to count all the gadgets that connect to your home’s wifi network and it will soon become obvious why it doesn’t feel as fast or reliable as it used to. A mesh network with multiple access points can help alleviate an overtaxed wifi net...
22:17, 05/13/2019

Build, Upgrade, or Augment Your PC With Today's Amazon Gold Box Today’s Gold Box is lowering the price on a ton of PC gaming gear. Inside, you’ll find components, Razer peripherals, routers, mesh networks, monitors and more all marked down to great low prices....
14:34, 05/21/2019

Nissan gives Japan version of Infiniti Q50 self-driving upgrade, more hp The sporty Skyline sedan – the Japanese market version of the Infiniti Q50 – is receiving a high-tech, midcycle update with more power and true hands-free highway driving....
03:34, 07/16/2019

Racing Point plans "almost new car" F1 upgrade for July's German GP The Racing Point Formula 1 team plans to introduce a major upgrade for the German Grand Prix, which it believes will make its RP19 "almost a new car"...
20:34, 05/24/2019

Windows 10 updates: How to install, reinstall, upgrade, and activate For any Windows 10, including version 1903 (aka May 2019 Update), here's everything you need to know before you repair, reinstall, or upgrade -- including details about activation and product keys....
15:00, 04/30/2019

Upgrade Your Skincare Routine With 15% Off Sitewide at Paula's Choice It would be the correct choice to take advantage of this skincare sale at Paula’s Choice. Through Monday, take 15% off sitewide (excluding kits, sets, sale, and new items as noted on product pages). Plus, on orders of $65+, you’ll get a free travel-s...
03:00, 05/24/2019

Ferrari bring forward engine upgrade to Spain Ferrari are bringing forward to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix an engine upgrade originally scheduled for Canada in June as they battle the early-season domination of Formula One champions Mercedes....
23:00, 05/07/2019

Nintendo is working on a minor upgrade for the original Switch A new Nintendo Switch might be on the way. No, we're not talking about the Switch Lite, or the long-rumored Switch Pro, which as its theoretical name implies would offer a sizeable bump in performance. As The Verge notes, some FCC filings sugges...
15:51, 07/11/2019

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after security breach Facebook's WhatsApp urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app after reporting that users might be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge....
14:34, 05/14/2019

New iPhone 11 leak points to a camera upgrade that will fix your photos A new iPhone 11 leak suggests that Apple is squarely focusing on the camera, adding a wide-angle lens and 'Smart Frame' feature to help you adjust your photos in post and save them from being ruined.Smart Frame is supposed to let users twea...
21:00, 07/23/2019

The FBI and ICE Are Using Your DMV Photos to Run Facial Recognition Searches Records reviewed by the Washington Post show that the FBI and ICE have been scanning through Americans’ state driver’s license photos using facial recognition technology without consent. The agencies use photos from state Department of Motor Vehicles...
04:51, 07/08/2019

| WATCH: Facial recognition: what's in a face? Supporters of the technology argue that facial recognition systems can help police fight crime and make streets safer, but rights groups have raised concerns....
19:00, 06/15/2019

The Man Behind San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Is Working on More. Way More. Brian Hofer, a paralegal who drafted the ordinance, is pushing for anti-surveillance measures across California. He has already gotten more than two dozen approved....
03:17, 05/16/2019

Climate crisis: global economy needs major upgrade … fast Ex-US vice-president says only big solutions can offset impact of systemic shifts and avert disasterThe former US vice-president Al Gore has said the global economy will require a fundamental upgrade to survive an environmental crisis and widening so...
16:51, 06/25/2019

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 might have a huge upgrade we didn’t see coming 2018 saw Samsung release three of most boring flagship smartphones we’ve seen in years, and 2019 was supposed to be a complete reversal for the world’s top smartphone vendor. So far, however, things have been mixed. Samsung started out ve...
16:00, 05/09/2019

Upgrade your House With 30% Off Anker's Smart Home Gear [Exclusive] Anker sells a wide array of smart home gear under its Eufy brand, and a whole bunch of it is on sale this week exclusively for our readers....
05:34, 05/07/2019

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after report of spyware attack Facebook's WhatsApp on Tuesday urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge....
10:34, 05/14/2019

Windows 10 May update brings light theme and more upgrade controls Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10's May 2019 Update, and it should be good news if you're hoping for a refreshed look -- or just don't care much for passwords. The most conspicuous change is the addition of a long-in-the-making ligh...
03:00, 05/22/2019

Lion King Is a Visual Upgrade That's Devoid of the Disney Magic The new Lion King movie is a - photorealistic, computer-animated not live-action - remake of the 1994 animated original, featuring the voice talents of Donald Glover, Beyoncé, and James Earl......
07:51, 07/17/2019

Nissan gives Japan version of Infiniti Q50 hands-free upgrade, more hp The sporty Skyline sedan – the Japanese market version of the Infiniti Q50 – is receiving a high-tech, midcycle update with more power and true hands-free highway driving with the next-generation of Nissan's semi-autonomous technology as standard equ...
00:51, 07/17/2019

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade after discovering spyware vulnerability The spyware, developed by Israeli cyber intelligence company, used infected phone calls to take over the functions of operating systemsWhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that all...
04:34, 05/14/2019

Upgrade Your Movie Nights with These Five Cheap Home Theater Accessories While it’s easy to drool over a killer OLED-clad, Dolby Atmos-enabled home theater setup, it’s a bit more difficult to actually afford such a luxury. But whether you have a kickass theater room or a $200 TV with some cheap speakers, there are still t...
02:17, 06/07/2019

Cuba takes first step in railways upgrade with Chinese, Russian help Cuba's first new train passenger cars in more than four decades set off on their maiden journey across the island on Saturday in what the government hopes will prove a total revamp of its decrepit railway system with help from allies Russia and China...
03:34, 07/14/2019

Renault to bring "substantial" upgrade for F1's French Grand Prix Renault will bring a "substantial" revamp of its Formula 1 car to the French Grand Prix after managing to clear a backlog of new parts that had stalled its early-season development...
13:17, 06/04/2019

APNewsbreak: Ohio elections chief orders security upgrade COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief has ordered county election boards to undergo a host of security upgrades that he says will guard against cyberattacks and other threats ahead of the 2020 election. Republican Secretary of State Fran...
21:17, 06/11/2019

Powerful CRISPR upgrade uses 'jumping genes' to directly insert DNA A new kind of CRISPR based on jumping genes could make it much easier to add pieces of DNA to genomes, leading to better treatments for many diseases...
20:51, 06/06/2019

Another team has used 'jumping genes' to upgrade CRISPR gene editing Two research teams have developed new kinds of CRISPR based on jumping genes. The techniques could make it much easier to insert pieces of DNA into genomes...
21:17, 06/12/2019

Upgrade Your Next Outdoor Adventure With an Extra 60% Off Clearance at Eddie Bauer It’s spring, so get outside! And while you’re at it, stock up on tons of apparel and gear from Eddie Bauer. The brand’s entire clearance section is an extra 60% off right now with promo code MAY60. Plenty of shirts, shorts, hats, shoes, and much more...
21:17, 05/02/2019

Nuclear powers upgrade arsenals as numbers fall: SIPRI Nuclear-weapon powers continue to modernize their arsenals despite an overall reduction in warheads, a report has found. Reductions may slow if a US-Russia treaty is not renewed past 2021....
05:51, 06/17/2019

Honda brings second F1 engine upgrade of 2019 to Paul Ricard Honda will introduce its second upgrade of the Formula 1 season at the French Grand Prix, where three cars will benefit from its latest specification engine...
15:00, 06/19/2019

PSA: Upgrade 3 years of Xbox Live to Game Pass Ultimate for just $1 Enlarge (credit: Xbox) If you've been paying attention to Xbox rumors and announcements of late, you may know that Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass have now been officially merged into a single $15 a month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription plan...
03:51, 06/18/2019

Ford to upgrade Chicago plant for SUVs, hire 450 workers Ford Motor Co said on Monday it would invest $50 million upgrading a Chicago facility to partially assemble hybrid electric SUVs and vehicles for police use, creating 450 jobs....
00:51, 07/23/2019

Snap shares jump on upgrade ahead of earnings after the bell Shares of Snap, parent company of Snapchat, rose on Tuesday following an upgrade from Stifel ahead of the company's earnings release after the bell....
15:17, 07/23/2019

Video: Honda's latest F1 upgrade shifts focus onto Red Bull Honda will bring its second Formula 1 engine upgrade of 2019 to this weekend's French Grand Prix, just four grands prix after its first was introduced...
19:17, 06/20/2019

Video: The impact of Honda's early Formula 1 engine upgrade Honda's early introduction of a new Formula 1 engine specification last month looked like another potential blow, especially as it was in part prompted by failures in the opening rounds...
19:51, 05/07/2019

Samsung insider says Galaxy Note 10 won’t get an exciting camera upgrade Samsung still has to deal with the fallout of its biggest flop since the Galaxy Note 7, though the Galaxy Fold disaster isn’t as big in scope. The company is also working on a bunch of new products. The next big thing is, of course, the Galaxy ...
18:00, 05/10/2019

Williams plots major F1 upgrade to bring "significant performance" The Williams Formula 1 team has a major upgrade planned it hopes will bring "significant performance" to its car over the middle part of the 2019 season...
15:34, 05/30/2019

Upgrade Your Home or Business's Security With Today's Gold Boxes Whether you’re trying to make your home or business safer, Amazon has a few discounts for you. Today’s Gold Box is stocked full of security gear from companies like LaView, TRENDnet, Zmodo and TP-Link....
19:51, 05/09/2019

Nvidia adds ray-tracing support to Quake 2 with free upgrade Now this brings me back. Remember Quake 2? This iconic first-person shooter was released towards the tail-end of the 1990’s, and boasted fast-paced and ultra-violent gameplay. As you’d expect from any ID Software title released during that era, the p...
15:00, 05/28/2019

What Your Virtual Assistant Can---and Can't---Do Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant are good for more than music and the weather: They can help you get things done, stay in touch, even order coffee—just make sure to keep it simple....
19:34, 06/02/2019

Proposal would ban use of facial recognition at apartment buildings ALBANY — New York lawmakers want to ban facial recognition technology on all rental properties, arguing it infringes on tenant privacy. New legislation would outlaw landlords from being able to “obtain, retain, access or use” the machiner...
06:51, 05/17/2019

San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition San Francisco is following through on talk of banning facial recognition tech. The city's Board of Supervisors has voted 8-1 in favor of a bill, the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, that bans city government (including police) from using fac...
03:00, 05/15/2019

We Don't Need to 'Pause' Police Use of Face Recognition—We Need to Ban It Forever Facial recognition experts called to testify before a congressional hearing on Wednesday found themselves in broad agreement: Citing a litany of abuses, each pressed federal lawmakers to respond to the widespread, unregulated use of the technology by...
02:00, 05/23/2019

Volkswagen Ameo Cup Receives National Recognition The Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI) has recognised the Volkswagen Ameo Cup as a National Championship. Newly christened as the Ameo Class in the National Championship, the series will......
19:00, 06/11/2019

UK's controversial use of face recognition to be challenged in court The first legal battle of the UK's use of face recognition technology begins today, the police today it helps them find suspects but critics say it is unlawful...
12:51, 05/21/2019

Facial recognition will soon be everywhere. Are we prepared? | Dylan Curran Some companies are already testing this new technology, but it raises questions about how surveillance can be abusedImagine this: you walk into work and the camera above the doors scans your face, opening them seamlessly without you lifting a finger....
22:34, 05/21/2019

Oakland bans the use of facial recognition, becoming third US city to do so The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to prevent city employees, including the police, from using or acquiring it facial recognition technology on Tuesday....
06:00, 07/18/2019

San Francisco Becomes First US City To Ban Facial-Recognition Software San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in the U.S. to ban the use of facial-recognition software by city agencies and the police, dealing a swift symbolic blow to a key technology rapidly......
10:00, 05/15/2019

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Ban Face Recognition Surveillance San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in America to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and other government agencies....
06:00, 05/15/2019

Oakland bans use of facial recognition, becomes third US city to do so The Oakland City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to prevent city employees, including the police, from using or acquiring facial recognition technology....
18:51, 07/18/2019

San Francisco has banned police from using facial recognition San Francisco, often a testing ground for new technologies, has banned local government agencies – including the police – from using facial recognition technology.The San Francisco Police Department doesn't currently use facial rec...
11:34, 05/15/2019

The dangers of using automated facial recognition | Letters Green party peer Jenny Jones on the shocking lack of regulation around the technologyThe Guardian is right to oppose automated facial recognition (Editorial, 10 June), but in spite of concerns from MPs and peers, parliament has hardly discussed the i...
22:34, 06/12/2019

San Francisco Passes Ban on Facial-Recognition Surveillance San Francisco became the first U.S. city to pass a ban on the use of facial recognition by local agencies, adding to a broad push to regulate a technology....
03:34, 05/15/2019

San Francisco Poised to Ban Facial-Recognition Surveillance San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is expected to pass a ban on the use of facial recognition by local agencies, making it the first U.S. city to do so and adding to a broad push to regulate to the technology....
18:00, 05/14/2019

Lawmakers consider ending recognition of online university COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Just a year after the online Western Governors University launched its Ohio affiliate, state lawmakers are considering eliminating recognition that lets its students benefit from certain state-funded aid, including need-based gr...
23:51, 05/09/2019

Shopping Centers Explore Facial Recognition As their struggle with store closings escalates, some U.S. mall owners and retailers are stepping up their use of technology that recognizes people’s faces but stops short of identifying and recording them....
05:51, 07/03/2019

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote Some 2.4% of Amazon.com shareholder votes were in favor of the ban. A second proposal that called for a study of the extent to which Amazon's "Rekognition" service harmed civil rights and privacy garnered 27.5% support....
05:17, 05/25/2019

At Amazon, facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, a regulatory filing on Friday showed....
00:51, 05/25/2019

Police banned from using facial recognition in San Francisco A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is considering federal legislation to limit the use of facial recognition technologies by law enforcement agencies....
13:00, 05/31/2019

Australia Will Hold Referendum on Indigenous Recognition Some Indigenous leaders said they were glad that the government had finally promised to hold a referendum after years of false starts, but they were wary of the governing party’s lack of details....
19:00, 07/10/2019

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is sched...
12:00, 05/13/2019

Red Bull F1 team's Spanish Grand Prix upgrade "fairly subtle" Red Bull is planning a "fairly subtle" upgrade for the Spanish Grand Prix, having "closed the gap" to Formula 1 pacesetters Mercedes and Ferrari since the start of 2019...
12:17, 05/07/2019

NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia Some alliance officials think the move is needed to counter Russia’s new cruise missiles, but it could be “a point of no return with the Russians,” one expert said....
09:51, 07/05/2019

Taiwan's China Airlines plans to upgrade fleet with Boeing 777 freighters Taiwan's China Airlines Ltd has provisionally ordered up to six Boeing Co 777 freighters, the companies said on Wednesday, as the carrier attempts to modernize its cargo fleet....
11:34, 06/19/2019

Renault Formula 1 drivers: Recent upgrade lacked expected impact The major upgrade package Renault recently brought to its Formula 1 car has not had the impact that was was expected, according to the team's drivers...
20:51, 07/05/2019

Walmart makes it super easy for AT&T customers to upgrade their phones online Walmart has been trying to diversify its business and services in a number of interesting ways lately, competing against arch-rival Amazon in terms of both voice shopping experiences and ultra-low-cost tablets. And now you can do something on Walmart...
16:00, 06/18/2019

UPDATE 1-WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after report of spyware attack Facebook's WhatsApp urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge....
12:00, 05/14/2019

Asus ROG Phone 2 will catch up to Razer Phones with key screen technology upgrade Asus is quickly ramping up the buzz-building efforts for the company's sophomore gaming smartphone effort, which was only recently confirmed for a firm July release (at least in China) in partnership with Tencent Games, which will provide special "op...
11:51, 06/12/2019

After Poll Rout In Madhya Pradesh, Call To Upgrade Jyotiraditya Scindia The factionalism brewing in the Madhya Pradesh Congress today became overt as three ministers of Kamal Nath government, demanded that Jyotiraditya Scindia be given charge of the state party. Women and......
19:34, 05/28/2019

House lawmakers approve $600M in budget to upgrade election security Exactly 17 months before the 2020 U.S. elections, a House subcommittee approved a bill Monday that would spend $600 million on increased security for voting systems across the United States....
21:34, 06/04/2019

UPDATE 2-Google says it resolves issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
06:00, 06/03/2019

Google details Project Mainline: Updating Android modules via Google Play Android Q's Project Mainline, Google's latest attempt to fix Android updates, will deliver code changes to internal OS components directly from Google Play.Read More...
22:34, 05/08/2019

Xbox vs Google Stadia: Bad News for Google, slow broadband is already a huge disadvantage Eurogamer and Broadband Genie has found slow broadband is set to prevent many gamers from enjoying the new Google Stadia game streaming service. And it could already prove to be a killer blow for the tech giant....
09:51, 06/23/2019

Google forces Nest users to use Google accounts, raising privacy concerns The Nest smart home ecosystem as we know it is dead. At its annual Google I/O developers conference last week, the search giant announced a broader restructuring of its smart home lineup that was long coming. Gone is the Google Home brand, as is the ...
17:51, 05/13/2019

Google takes another stab at Google Glass, updates the AR headsets for business customers Google improved the specs on the Glass for business. The search company gave the smart glasses an updated camera and better battery life.        ...
19:00, 05/21/2019

'What is Google Scholar?': What you need to know about Google's database for students, researchers, and other curious minds Reuters Google Scholar is a searchable database of scholarly literature. It connects users with studies and journal articles, but that doesn't always mean you have free and full access to those articles. You might need a membership to read the full ...
21:51, 06/03/2019

Google Pixel 3a vs OnePlus 6T: Google's affordable flagship against the mid-range heavyweight The OnePlus 6T currently reigns as champion of the affordable flagship market, a position it’s held for several months – but Google wants a piece of the action, and with the Google Pixel 3a it now has a serious challenger.The Pixel 3a s...
01:17, 05/08/2019

Google says it resolves issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
05:34, 06/03/2019

Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake---and Google Profits Google Maps is filled with false business addresses created by firms pretending to be nearby. Some are fibbing to get your business. Others are posted by predators seeing what they can take....
20:34, 06/20/2019

Google says issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. resolved. Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
06:51, 06/03/2019

Google faces outage affecting YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite Alphabet Inc's Google is experiencing high levels of congestion in the eastern United States, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube, the company said on Sunday https://status.cloud.google.com/incident/compute/19003....
02:17, 06/03/2019

Google says issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. resolved Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
08:00, 06/03/2019

This week’s dead Google product is Google Trips, may it rest in peace Google Trips! Get a good look at it while it is still around. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Google's wild ride of service shutdowns never stops. Ne...
17:34, 06/06/2019

UPDATE 1-Google outage affects YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite Alphabet Inc's Google is experiencing high levels of congestion in the eastern United States, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube, the company said on Sunday https://status.cloud.google.com/incident/compute/19003....
02:17, 06/03/2019

A Very Long List of Privacy Features Google Talked About Today at Google I/O Google occupies a unique space when it comes to privacy. It is, after all, one of the world’s foremost collectors of information about you; from your search history and locations you visit, to what you’re watching, reading, listening to, and with who...
02:34, 05/08/2019

Google is testing full offline storage for Google Drive Ever needed a files from Google Drive, but been unable to grab it because you're stuck without internet access? Such worries could soon be a distant (bad) memory, because Google is experimenting with a new mode for Google Drive that will let you...
15:00, 06/25/2019

Google employees attempt to ban Google from the San Francisco Pride Parade In a letter released Wednesday morning, over 100 Google employees demanded that the San Francisco Pride Parade remove Google as one of its sponsors, citing an inability to protest Google's position on the parade as well as the presence of Steven Crow...
07:34, 06/27/2019

How to add your business to Google and get it displayed on Google Maps for customers to find Reuters When you add a business to Google, you can immediately help your business bring in new customers and new streams of revenue. Once you've signed up for a Google "My Business" account, it should be easy to add a Google listing for your busine...
04:51, 07/10/2019

Google workers listen to your “OK Google” queries—one of them leaked recordings Enlarge / The Google Home Mini, the original Google Home, and the Google Home Max. (credit: Google) Google today defended its practice of having workers listen to users' Google Assistant queries, following the leak of 1,000 voice recordings to a ...
00:17, 07/12/2019

Google admits over 1,000 private Google Home recordings were leaked More than 1,000 private conversations recorded by Google Home devices have been leaked after it was revealed that Google lets human subcontractors listen to and transcribe recordings....
16:34, 07/12/2019

Orlando won't use Amazon's facial recognition software anymore Orlando has canceled Amazon's facial recognition pilot following a series of technical problems and other issues, according to Orlando Weekly. The city started testing the facial recognition software -- which, according to a study, shows gender ...
15:34, 07/19/2019

San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil liberties advocates....
11:17, 05/15/2019

Oakland bans city use of facial recognition software Oakland, Calif. is now the third US city to ban the use of facial recognition technology. The city passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits the use of the technology on the grounds that it is often inaccurate, potentially invasive and lacks stand...
03:00, 07/18/2019

You Won't Believe All the Stupid Ways Cops Are Using Face Recognition Tech There’s plenty of evidence indicating that facial recognition tech is far from serving as a fair and accurate identification tool but because the sector is mostly lawless, this technology is easily weaponized. And according to a new report, in the ha...
22:34, 05/16/2019

San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 to adopt a facial recognition software ban as part of a new surveillance technology use policy.Read More...
02:00, 05/15/2019

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition technology San Francisco may become the first U.S. city to ban police and city government use of facial recognition, part of a backlash against the technology.        ...
19:51, 05/13/2019

‘The city has changed beyond all recognition': Derelict London – in pictures Paul Talling photographs the land of long-forgotten tube stations, burnt-out mansions and gently decaying factoriesDerelict London, all new edition, is published by Penguin Random House Continue reading......
02:17, 07/18/2019

Police face calls to end use of facial recognition software Analysts find system often wrongly identifies people and could breach human rights lawPolice are facing calls to halt the use of facial recognition software to search for suspected criminals in public after independent analysis found matches were onl...
02:00, 07/04/2019

FBI and ICE use DMV photos as 'gold mine' for facial recognition data Cities and companies might be turning away from facial recognition, but federal agents are embracing it -- whether or not the public is fully aware of what's happening. Georgetown Law researchers and the Washington Post have discovered that FBI ...
00:51, 07/08/2019

Facial recognition is coming to US schools, starting in New York The Lockport City School District in New York will start testing a facial and object recognition system called "Aegis" on June 3rd. According to BuzzFeed News, that will make it the first in the US to pilot a facial recognition surveillance system on...
16:34, 05/30/2019

Facial recognition in China 'spot on' - Met Police Federation Facial recognition in China is "absolutely correct" and "spot on", the head of the Metropolitan Police Federation has said, calling for it to be deployed in London "on a 24-hour basis"....
23:51, 07/05/2019

New York Proposal Would Ban Face Recognition Surveillance By Landlords In the same week that San Francisco voted to become the first city in the United States to ban government use of face recognition surveillance, two New York State legislators introduced a bill to ban the use of facial recognition surveillance by resi...
08:51, 05/16/2019

The Latest: San Francisco bans facial recognition technology SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a facial recognition ban in San Francisco (all times local): 3:10 p.m. San Francisco supervisors approved a ban on police using facial recognition technology, making it the first city in the U.S. with such a restric...
01:51, 05/15/2019

Facial-Recognition Startup Calls for Regulation Instead of Bans The co-founder of SenseTime, a Chinese artificial-intelligence startup under fire for the use of its facial-recognition technology in mass-surveillance systems, said its technology should be regulated rather than banned....
09:51, 05/21/2019

UPDATE 2-Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed....
05:17, 05/25/2019

Facial Recognition Is ‘Psychologically Unhealthy,’ City Supervisor Says San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies on Tuesday. The city is one of the first to block this tool....
18:34, 05/15/2019

Ever quietly trained facial recognition AI using its photo storage app Ever, a free photo storage app, has been using the billions of photos and videos uploaded by its users to train a facial recognition tool it plans on selling to private companies and the U.S. government. Users who rely on the app's facial recogn...
01:34, 05/10/2019

‘Social media recognition’ is overcrowding Everest, climber says A “drive for social media recognition” is what’s causing the treacherous overcrowding conditions on Mount Everest this year, an expert climber says. “It’s recognition instead of significance,” explained Adrian Hayes, a British...
08:17, 05/28/2019

Oakland Becomes Third U.S. City to Ban Government Use of Face Recognition Tech On Tuesday, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of facial recognition technology by the city, including its police force. It’s the third ban of the tech by a U.S. city since May.Read more......
00:51, 07/18/2019

San Francisco may ban police, city agencies from using facial recognition SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is on track to become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments,...
22:51, 05/13/2019

San Francisco could ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology City would be first in US to ban official use of technologySupervisor: ‘We don’t want to live in a police state’San Francisco could become the first city in the country to ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology.The “Stop Sec...
01:17, 05/08/2019

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide....
11:17, 07/13/2019

Australia promises vote on recognition of Indigenous people Australia is to hold a referendum on whether to give explicit recognition to Indigenous people in its constitution. Reformers want descendants of Australia's first inhabitants to have a greater voice in decision-making....
11:51, 07/10/2019

San Francisco to vote on banning face recognition technology SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors are considering surveillance oversight legislation that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police. If the full board approves it Tuesday, San Francisco would become the first U...
08:17, 05/14/2019

Police body-cam maker Axon says no to facial recognition, for now Facial recognition is a controversial enough topic without bringing in everyday policing and the body cameras many (but not enough) officers wear these days. But Axon, which makes many of those cameras, solicited advice on the topic from and independ...
04:17, 06/28/2019

Face Recognition Surveillance Banned by Second American City One day after the biggest police body camera manufacturer in America banned the use of face recognition technology, Somerville, Massachusetts became the second city in the United States to ban the tech after San Francisco broke new ground with a ban ...
21:00, 06/28/2019

San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop....
05:00, 05/15/2019

This major airline is expanding its face recognition technology While we all love technology, I’m not sure we thought we’d see the day where airports are scanning our faces to verify our identities. B        ...
16:00, 04/30/2019

Lawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for regulations to restrict the use of facial recognition technology before "it gets out of control," according to the Washington Post. Members of the Congressional House Oversight and Reform Committee held....
00:17, 05/23/2019

San Francisco is first US city to ban police use of facial recognition tech Supervisors vote eight to one to restrict surveillance: ‘We can have security without being a security state’San Francisco supervisors voted to make the city the first in the United States to ban police and other government agencies from using facial...
05:34, 05/15/2019

How to Disable Facebook's Automatic Face Recognition Setting (If You Can) For all its posturing that privacy is a major concern, Facebook sure does keep undermining itself. The latest gaffe: Some users are reporting that the automatic facial recognition setting is conspicuously absent from their Facebook settings. This fea...
03:17, 05/22/2019

Is It Faster to Ask a Digital Assistant or Just Do It Yourself? The Amazon Echo and Google Home have all sorts of abilities. But is asking them something out loud actually faster than doing it yourself?...
15:34, 04/30/2019

Do you have what it takes to be Beyoncé's assistant? Let’s get this out of the way: Twitter fucking sucks, it’s all bad, and nothing worthwhile has ever been posted on the site ever. That being said, sometimes a diamond can shine through the colossal pile of utter misery and make it all seem slightly l...
02:34, 06/24/2019

Microsoft's Flight Simulator reveal shocked fanatics who hadn't seen an upgrade in 13 years Developers were caught off-guard by a new version of Microsoft's Flight Simulator, though the company says it still wants contributions from outsiders....
16:51, 06/23/2019

Dick's Sporting Goods shares spike after earnings beat and outlook upgrade Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods jump after the sporting-goods retailer reports quarterly earnings that top analysts' estimates, and raises its full-year outlook....
15:34, 05/29/2019

Had a Hard Time Seeing Last Week's Epic Game of Thrones Battle? Well, Maybe You Should Upgrade to This 65" Monster TCL’s affordable 6-series TVs are a favorite of ours since they offering every form of HDR (including top-shelf Dolby Vision), local dimming zones for better contrast and black levels, and Roku software....
22:17, 05/01/2019

Microsoft exec: Windows 10 upgrade cycle is driving sales growth — and it's only halfway done Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 and Office 2010 in 2020. As customers move to newer products, Microsoft will be able to sell them additional tools, an executive said Tuesday....
22:34, 05/14/2019

What to do if you've lost your voice People may be able to get their voices back by gargling salt water, drinking fluids, or resting their voice. A doctor may also provide medications. Learn how to get your voice back here....
13:17, 07/16/2019

Google tests new feature that will stop you from telling someone to "Google it" Spotted by Android Police, the beta version of the Google Search app has received an update that includes a new way to share search results. So let's say you're having a bar stool argument with someone over the ten top homerun hitters in baseball his...
02:34, 06/21/2019

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders voted against proposals related to climate change and facial recognition technology despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees. The two proposals on faci...
23:34, 05/22/2019

Facial recognition tech is arsenic in the water of democracy, says Liberty Human rights group calls on England and Wales to ban police use of AFR in public spacesAutomated facial recognition poses one of the greatest threats to individual freedom and should be banned from use in public spaces, according to the director of t...
19:34, 06/07/2019

Should we ban facial recognition? From companies to cities, debate over privacy rages on Facial recognition is spreading to where you live, work, shop and travel. What happens to the data? Would you trade privacy for safety?        ...
01:51, 05/23/2019

Colorado college students were secretly used to train facial recognition Researchers used over 1,700 photos of students and others without their permission for a facial recognition study sponsored by US military and intelligence services, according to the Colorado Springs Independent and Financial Times. While technically...
13:51, 05/28/2019

This Chinese facial recognition start-up can identify a person in seconds Shanghai-based YITU Technology has gained wide recognition for its facial scan platform that can identify a person from a database of at least 2 billion people in a matter of seconds. The company made this year's CNBC Disruptor 50 list....
16:17, 05/16/2019

Microsoft discreetly wiped its massive facial recognition database Microsoft has been vocal about its desire to properly regulate facial recognition technology. The company's president, Brad Smith, appealed directly to Congress last year to take steps to manage the tech, which he says has "broad societal ramifi...
16:17, 06/06/2019

Group calls for boycott of airlines that use facial recognition software A digital rights group on Wednesday called on passengers to fly only with airlines that don't use facial recognition technology in an effort to end what it calls an "unethical" practice....
06:17, 06/06/2019

Alice Roberts: UK dragging its feet on recognition of humanist weddings TV scientist calls for government to speed up process of changing the lawThe government is dragging its feet on legal recognition of humanist weddings despite growing demand for such ceremonies, the television scientist Alice Roberts has said.Roberts...
17:34, 06/16/2019

2 Peterborough eateries earn recognition for sustainability, new green routines The Peter Gzowski College dining hall and Tiny Greens Plant Cafe say they have been cracking down on food waste for a while and now have the credentials to prove it....
22:00, 05/31/2019

On-device speech recognition may make smart assistants more appealing Google unveiled the next-generation Google Assistant at I/O 2019, featuring an on-device speech recognition model-bypassing the need to upload voice samples to cloud systems....
23:17, 05/09/2019

NYPD used facial recognition and pics of Woody Harrelson to arrest a man The NYPD used photos of Woody Harrelson and facial recognition to try to find a crime suspect. Altered photos and forensic sketches have also been used.Read More...
01:51, 05/17/2019

College students secretly photographed for facial recognition study DENVER — More than 1,700 people walking on a University of Colorado campus were unknowingly photographed as part of a facial recognition research project funded by US intelligence and military agencies, a newspaper reported. Professor Terrance Boult ...
09:34, 05/30/2019

Democrats rally against facial recognition technology used on U.S. citizens in airports House Democrats questioned the use of facial recognition technology in airports Friday, sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security expressing concern about the practice on U.S. citizens....
21:00, 06/14/2019

Facial recognition prevents crime, police tell UK privacy case South Wales force defends use of technology after office worker claims rights breachFacial recognition cameras prevent crime, protect the public and do not breach the privacy of innocent people whose images are captured, a police force has argued.Ed ...
18:00, 05/22/2019

Amazon executive Werner Vogels on the ethics of facial recognition Amazon executive Werner Vogels tells the BBC's Dave Lee that the firm is can not be held responsible for how its artificial intelligence technology is used....
07:51, 06/15/2019

Nuns are leading the charge to pressure Amazon on facial recognition At the annual shareholders’ meeting, investors will vote on a proposal to ban the company from selling the technology to government agencies, unless the board grants an exception....
18:34, 05/22/2019

The Guardian view on facial recognition: a danger to democracy | Editorial We don’t want our faces stored in vast databases, whether these are public or privateThe pressure group Liberty has denounced automatic facial recognition as “arsenic in the water supply of democracy”. It has the potential to abolish privacy in publi...
15:17, 06/10/2019

San Francisco bans police and city use of face recognition technology San Francisco on Tuesday became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments.        ...
18:51, 05/15/2019

School’s plans for facial recognition system raises concerns LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A school district in western New York is testing a facial recognition system intended to spot potentially dangerous intruders, but state officials are among those raising privacy concerns. Facial recognition has been gaining gro...
22:17, 06/03/2019

Met Police's facial recognition tech has 81% error rate - report Four out of five people identified by the Metropolitan Police's facial recognition technology as possible suspects are innocent, according to an independent report....
20:17, 07/03/2019

On Delta, facial recognition boarding doesn't sound optional I listened as the gate agent tried to excite passengers about facial recognition boarding. He didn't mention they could opt out. This is how technology forces itself upon you....
16:00, 07/13/2019

Axon won’t use facial recognition tech in its police body cameras Axon, a major supplier of police body cameras and software, announced today that it will not include face-matching technology in its body cameras -- at least not yet. The decision follows a report from Axon's independent AI ethics board, which c...
18:00, 06/27/2019

Police bodycams with facial recognition to pick out criminals from the crowd Body-worn cameras that could use facial recognition software to scan crowds for criminals are being developed for possible future use by police forces....
10:51, 06/24/2019

This IBM Code Pattern makes it easy to create your own object recognition AI IBM developer Nicholas Bourdakos recently created a new Code Pattern that lets just about anyone develop and train an AI model to recognize objects using computer vision. Bourdakos’ Code Pattern, called “Create a real-time object detection app using ...
21:51, 06/25/2019

UK police's facial recognition system has an 81 percent error rate Facial recognition technology is mistakenly targeting four out of five innocent people as wanted suspects, according to findings from the University of Essex. The report -- which was commissioned by Scotland Yard -- found that the technology used by....
21:34, 07/04/2019

Ex-Arizona assistant gets 3-month sentence A judge has sentenced Emanuel "Book" Richardson, a former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona, to three months in prison for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal....
20:17, 06/06/2019

Cortana could soon be the best digital assistant – with a little help from friends Opening up access to Cortana to third-party hardware, and Windows 10 to competing services like Amazon’s Alexa, seemed like the death knell for Microsoft’s digital assistant at the time. After its Build 2019 conference in Seattle, Washi...
02:51, 05/07/2019

Lakers trying to woo top assistant coach from Warriors The Lakers have already added some big names to their coaching staff, but they’re trying to beef it up even more — at the expense of the current best in the West. They have received permission to speak with Warriors assistant coach Ron Ad...
18:00, 06/23/2019

America's push to upgrade airports gains traction as New Orleans opens new terminal later this year When the New Orleans new terminal opens later this year, it will be the latest upgrade and expansion of a U.S. airport, a key part of America's infrastructure sorely in need of major renovations....
16:51, 05/17/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt snaps winning streak, while MSCI upgrade keeps lifting Kuwait Egypt's blue-chip index snapped four straight days of gains on Thursday as most of its stocks dropped, while Kuwait rose for the sixth consecutive session after MSCI decided to upgrade Kuwaiti equities to its main emerging markets index. Egypt's ...
16:17, 07/04/2019

All you need to control your Mac or iOS device is your voice Accessibility has become a popular avenue for tech companies lately, and today Apple revealed its latest push: Voice Control. With macOS Catalina and iOS 13, you'll be able to control your devices completely with your voice. At WWDC, Apple showe...
21:34, 06/03/2019

San Francisco was right to ban facial recognition. Surveillance is a real danger | Veena Dubal Civil rights advocates are right to be leery of the technology, given the US’s history of political and racial surveillanceSan Francisco’s recent municipal ordinance banning the use of facial recognition technology by city and county agencies has rec...
15:51, 05/30/2019

SF facial recognition ban could leave wrong impression. Millions are even paying to be scanned CLEAR is signing up members for its biometric security technology, which includes facial recognition, at a faster clip than ever before. It now has 3 million customers and its eye on e-cigarette sales and online gaming....
21:00, 05/15/2019

Amazon will continue selling facial recognition tech to government agencies Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed. Some 2...
20:17, 05/27/2019

Opinion: Brooks Koepka deserves more recognition for the way he has dominated golf world Brooks Koepka is making history in front of our eyes with four major wins in the last 23 months. It's time he got the recognition he deserves.        ...
03:34, 05/20/2019

Australia promises national vote on recognition of indigenous people by 2022 Australia will hold a national vote within three years on whether to include recognition of indigenous people in its constitution, the government said on Wednesday, an issue that has spurred decades of often heated debate....
16:00, 07/10/2019

Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech NEC's NeoFace facial recognition software will be used by Melbourne-based Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessments in a bid to ensure those sitting tests are those enrolled....
04:17, 05/20/2019

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress Amazon.com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology....
00:34, 05/23/2019

Axon body camera supplier will not use facial recognition in its products — for now Axon, which provides body cameras to law enforcement departments across the country, will not use facial recognition software in their products.       ...
14:34, 07/01/2019

New York school district launching nation’s first facial recognition program A western New York school district will become the first in the country to launch a facial recognition system that it says will keep kids safe in the wake of mass shootings across the country. The Lockport City School District is set to launch the fi...
23:51, 05/30/2019

Facial recognition tech: watchdog calls for code to regulate police use Barrister for information commissioner tells court formal legal framework is requiredThe information commissioner has expressed concern over the lack of a formal legal framework for the use of facial recognition cameras by the police.A barrister for ...
18:34, 05/23/2019

Axon body-camera supplier will not use facial recognition in its products — for now Axon, which provides body cameras to law enforcement departments across the country, will not use facial recognition software in their products.       ...
00:00, 07/02/2019

Amidst furor over face recognition, Veritone promotes software’s use in law enforcement The world is in an uproar about the use of facial recognition software by police to identify suspects. But five-year-old software vendor Veritone believes the software can be used for good, to "change the job of law enforcement." Police in the city o...
20:00, 05/29/2019

Report slams police for using "garbage" data with facial recognition tools From artist sketches to pictures of celebrity look-alikes, US police have submitted questionable images to facial recognition systems to track down suspects, a Georgetown Law report notes....
06:34, 05/17/2019

San Francisco becomes 1st major US city to outlaw police use of facial recognition technology San Francisco is to become the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil-liberties advocates, as the liberal city’s supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police a...
04:51, 05/15/2019

Office worker launches UK's first police facial recognition legal action Ed Bridges, from Cardiff, says ‘intrusive’ technology is used on thousands of peopleAn office worker who believes his image was captured by facial recognition cameras when he popped out for a sandwich in his lunch break has launched a groundbreaking ...
23:00, 05/21/2019

Perth council's facial recognition trial accused of 'blanket surveillance' Residents ‘in disbelief’ over installation of facial recognition technology in Australian cameras Perth City council is pressing ahead with a trial of facial recognition technology to be installed in cameras across East Perth, despite concerns from p...
00:17, 06/12/2019

California's Senate may ban facial recognition tech in police body cameras The state of California's legislature is considering a new bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras, according to CNBC. The proposal, which has already passed the state Assembly and now awaits a vote fr...
21:17, 05/21/2019

FBI facial recognition accuracy and policy still fall short, GAO tells Congress The FBI's facial recognition system was called to task today by the GAO and Congress. The TSA was also critiqued for its airport pilot program.Read More...
00:51, 06/05/2019

New PS4 Controller revealed as Sony PlayStation patents next-gen face recognition tech New Sony patents have emerged that suggest the company may be targetting face recognition in its next-generation pads - here's everything you need to know....
09:17, 06/02/2019

Facial recognition must not introduce gender or racial bias, police told Benefits should be great enough to outweigh any public distrust, says ethics reportFacial recognition software should only be used by police if they can prove it will not introduce gender or racial bias to operations, an ethics panel has said.A repor...
19:17, 05/29/2019

NSW suggests facial recognition could replace Opal cards in 'not too distant future' Labor says transport minister’s speech ‘curious’ and plan would carry major privacy risksFacial recognition could be used to replace swipe cards on public transport, the New South Wales government has suggested, but the opposition and digital rights ...
20:17, 07/11/2019

Inconvenience store: Tacoma shop’s facial recognition AI is a racist nightmare A convenience store in Tacoma has installed a facial recognition security system to deny customers entry unless they’re approved by an AI. This news has likely been well-received by the city’s discrimination attorneys. State-of-the-art facial recogni...
03:00, 07/02/2019

New York tenants fight as landlords embrace facial recognition cameras More than 130 residents at a Brooklyn apartment complex oppose plan to use the cameras, whose use, experts say, is quietly expanding in cities Tenants in a New York City apartment complex are fighting their landlord’s effort to install a facial recog...
09:34, 05/30/2019

Police are using Amazon’s facial recognition technology. Privacy experts are worried. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon is using Amazon Rekognition to help track down criminal suspects. Is it a breakthrough in policing or a dangerous precedent against privacy?...
08:34, 05/01/2019

San Francisco moves closer to banning facial-recognition surveillance technology San Francisco's government won't be allowed to use facial-recognition surveillance under a new ordinance, becoming the first city in the nation to ban the technology....
03:51, 05/15/2019

Predators hire Dan Lambert as assistant coach NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have hired Dan Lambert (pronounced lam-BAIR) as an assistant coach as the franchise attempts to boost a power play that struggled throughout the 2018-19 season. Lambert spent the last two seasons as hea...
04:00, 06/05/2019

Nets lose key assistant coach to Bulls Nets assistant Chris Fleming is bolting Brooklyn for Chicago — and a promotion. Fleming, The Post confirmed, has reached an agreement to become the lead assistant to Bulls head coach Jim Boylen. The move was first reported by ESPN. A 49-year-old New ...
10:51, 05/09/2019

Former Akron coach and SEC assistant Dan Hipsher is retiring Dan Hipsher, who was the basketball coach at Akron for nearly a decade and was also an assistant for two Southeastern Conference schools, is retiring       ...
00:17, 06/27/2019

A Twitter Thread Wants to Know If You Have What It Takes to be Beyoncé’s Assistant Some lovely Twitter user by the name of Green Chyna gave me one of my most stressful hours on Sunday when they created a quiz titled, “Being Beyoncé’s assistant for the day: DONT GET FIRED THREAD.”...
03:00, 06/25/2019

Phelan staying as Man United’s assistant under Solskjaer MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Mike Phelan is staying as the assistant to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being hired on a permanent basis. United says Phelan has signed a three-year deal. Phelan was a long-time assistant under Alex ...
13:00, 05/10/2019

Arsenal name Ljungberg as Emery's new assistant coach "Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed as Unai Emery\u0027s new assistant first-team coach as part of a change in the coaching staff, the Premier League club announced on Monday."...
20:34, 06/17/2019

Spotify Testing First Hardware, Car Smart Assistant To help people enjoy audio while driving, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is testing its first hardware - a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars called "Car Thing" - in the US. "While we......
13:51, 05/19/2019

Sharks bring back Bob Boughner as assistant SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are bringing back former Florida coach Bob Boughner as an assistant. The Sharks announced Wednesday that Boughner will return to coach on Peter DeBoer’s staff in place of Rob Zettler. Boughner oversaw...
00:34, 05/30/2019

Timberwolves hire Pascucci from Nets as assistant GM MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired former Brooklyn Nets director of global scouting Gianluca Pascucci as their assistant general manager. The team made the announcement on Thursday. He’s the first significant front office ...
17:51, 05/30/2019

Mike Costello – Always the voice of reason Meet the man behind one of the most respected voices in the world of boxing, BBC's Mike Costello The post Mike Costello – Always the voice of reason appeared first on Boxing News....
14:09, 05/01/2019

The Voice Season 16 Crowns a Winner Congratulations are in order to Maelyn Jarmon, and her coach, John Legend. Maelyn was just announced as the winner of season 16 of The Voice, which should come as no surprise to anyone......
09:00, 05/22/2019

With or Without a Stanley Cup, the Blues Will Lose Their Voice After 19 years of singing the national anthem at Blues games, Charles Glenn is retiring because his multiple sclerosis commands more of his attention....
00:51, 06/05/2019

Adam Levine has lost his The Voice (or maybe it's the other way around) It’s time for someone who you might not expect to be a good singer just by looking at them to take the stage for a sorrowful rendition of “Moves Like Jagger” or whatever, because longtime The Voice coach Adam Levine is stepping out of his spinning Em...
21:51, 05/26/2019

You can now ask Alexa to delete your voice history As Amazon announced the brand new Echo Show 5 today, it also introduced several new features that will come to all Alexa-enabled devices. One of them is focused squarely on privacy. Instead of having to delete your Alexa voice history manually, you&#...
17:00, 05/29/2019

Let Us All Celebrate NBA 2K's Terrible Voice Acting Things have mostly improved in recent years, but there was a while there 3-5 years back where the developers of NBA2K were more interested in getting NBA players into the recording studio than in checking whether they were actually any good at voice ...
05:00, 07/23/2019

Spotify tests voice-enabled ads in the US If you're a free user on Spotify's streaming music service, you may hear an ad soon that asks you to respond verbally. Spotify has started testing voice-enabled ads on a small number of free subscribers in the US. The voice-enabled ads will...
00:17, 05/03/2019

‘The Voice’: Season 16 crowns winner The finale also featured performances by BTS, the Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Khalid, Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, OneRepublic and Hootie and the Blowfish....
20:34, 05/22/2019

Get Ready for Changes to Google Drive and Google Photos Starting July 10th, when you upload photos to Google Drive or Google Photos, those images won’t automatically sync over to the other service as well....
22:34, 06/13/2019

Google announces customers can now use PayPal with Google Pay Google has just announced it has expanded its partnership with PayPal to provide merchants with more ways to accept payments online. Starting next week, Google Pay will benefit from PayPal integration in all 24 countries where customers can link thei...
05:00, 06/22/2019

Parents Named Their Baby "Google" After...Google Baby names are important. If you need suggestions, you can always try Google. Or, as one Indonesian family did, you can skip the looking on Google and just name your kid after it....
15:17, 07/15/2019

Amazon shareholders reject banning sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement Amazon shareholders rejected two proposals to limit sales of its facial recognition technology "Rekognition" to governments and law enforcement.        ...
01:51, 05/23/2019

Both Democrats and Republicans blast facial-recognition technology in a rare bipartisan moment A hearing on Wednesday suggested that opposition to facial recognition technology could be the rare issue progressives and conversatives in Congress. Several members voiced worries about the technology being used here as it is currently is in China, ...
22:34, 05/22/2019

Amazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales Amazon shareholders have voted against a proposal to limit the company from selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and government agencies. The proposal, which highlighted concerns over the Rekognition system related to "civil a...
21:17, 05/22/2019

UPDATE 1-Amazon shareholders reject proposal to ban facial recognition sales to governments Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology....
20:17, 05/22/2019

UPDATE 3-Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress Amazon.com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology....
22:34, 05/22/2019

Facebook AI study: Major object recognition systems favor people with more money Facebook AI researchers found object recognition systems for major companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM work better for people with more money.Read More...
04:51, 06/08/2019

Activists launch tool to help travelers avoid airlines that use facial recognition technology Companies such as JetBlue began utilizing the technology after Trump issued an executive order pushing for its use in US airportsA new tool launched by privacy activists offers to help travelers avoid increasingly invasive facial recognition technolo...
00:00, 06/06/2019

Amazon Shareholders Fail to Limit Company's Sale of Facial Recognition Software Long-simmering concerns over Amazon’s facial recognition software came to a head today during the company’s annual shareholder meeting, where activist investors put forward several agenda items that would increase oversight of the software and limit ...
23:17, 05/22/2019

Amazon will serve any government agency with facial recognition technology, so long as it’s legal The head of Amazon’s cloud computing division said the company will work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft.Read More...
10:34, 06/11/2019

Facebook deceived users about the way it used phone numbers, facial recognition, FTC to allege in complaint The FTC will allege Facebook was not clear that advertisers could target users who submitted their numbers as part of a security feature and will contend that Facebook gave some people inadequate information about ways to opt out of some facial recog...
22:00, 07/23/2019

Moment police fine pedestrian after he covered face from facial recognition camera Footage has shown the moment police fined a pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tried to cover his face from a facial recognition camera in London....
19:17, 05/16/2019

California could become first to limit facial recognition technology; police aren't happy Police want to use facial recognition software as a tool, but some California lawmakers say such technology represents a threat to privacy.        ...
23:17, 06/16/2019

Photo storage service Ever developed facial recognition tools using photos uploaded to its app What began in 2013 as another cloud storage app has pivoted toward a far more lucrative business known as Ever AI — without telling the app's millions of users, NBC News reports....
23:17, 05/09/2019

AI Weekly: Facial recognition policy makers debate temporary moratorium vs. permanent ban While some say facial recognition software can be made to work for everyone, others say it's a "uniquely dangerous and oppressive technology."Read More...
03:51, 05/18/2019

N Korean eatery accused of selling facial recognition products to bypass sanctions With its bold red paintwork, bright signage and blue Korean unification flag on prominent display, the Koryo restaurant in the northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi does little to hide its North Korean ties....
05:17, 05/20/2019

New York school district's facial recognition system sparks privacy fears Plan for cameras to track students in Lockport’s schools called ‘unprecedented invasion of privacy’ and ‘colossal waste of money’A school district in western New York is launching a first-of-its-kind facial recognition system, generating new privacy ...
07:34, 05/31/2019

Test of Amazon's Face Recognition by Orlando Cops Ends as a Devastating Flop Orlando has ended its pilot trial of Rekognition, Amazon’s face recognition system, with no current plans for future tests. But the city hasn’t suddenly had a change of heart due to ethical concerns about the technology—they reportedly just couldn’t ...
04:34, 07/20/2019

California could become first to limit facial recognition technology, police aren't happy Police want to use facial recognition software as a tool, but some California lawmakers say such technology represents a threat to privacy.       ...
17:51, 06/16/2019

Documents Reveal How ICE Agents Exploit DMV Photos for Shady Facial Recognition Searches Facial recognition is a powerful surveillance tool, one that is deeply unregulated, unjustly biased, and dangerously abused. And yet, over the last few years, agents from the FBI and ICE have conducted thousands of facial recognition searches on imme...
21:17, 07/08/2019

Oilers hire former Flames coach Jim Playfair as assistant EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have hired former Calgary Flames head coach Jim Playfair as an assistant. The move Friday reunites Playfair with Dave Tippett, who was hired as Edmonton’s coach in late May. Playfair also served as a...
00:34, 06/22/2019

New York Islanders hire Jim Hiller an assistant coach EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have hired Jim Hiller as an assistant coach. The Islanders announced the addition to Barry Trotz’s staff Wednesday. Hiller spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Toronto Maple Leafs....
00:17, 06/20/2019

Celtics assistant gets probation in college bribery case A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania....
14:00, 07/03/2019

Former deputy assistant AG: immigration court backlog ‘stunning’ The massive immigration court backlog that has left asylum-seekers waiting years for a ruling in their case while they remain in the U.S. is “stunning,” according to former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Tom Dupree....
18:34, 04/29/2019

Android phones are getting an Assistant-powered driving mode Google Assistant is about to become a much more helpful passenger while you're on the road. The assistant is getting a new "driving mode" with voice commands that should make it easier to interact with your device and access the information you ...
00:17, 05/08/2019

Suns tap 76ers assistant Monty Williams as new coach PHOENIX (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams will be the new coach of the Phoenix Suns, replacing Igor Kokoskov, who was fired last week after one disappointing season. The Suns announced Friday that they had come to terms with Williams...
19:17, 05/03/2019

Amazon Digital Assistant Alexa Gets New Skill: Amnesia Amazon on Wednesday added the ability to tell its Alexa digital assistant to forget what it has heard in a move that could assuage concerns about Echo devices remembering conversations....
05:00, 05/30/2019

AP source: Cavs to interview Spurs assistant Udoka CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with Cleveland’s schedule tells The Associated Press that the Cavaliers will interview San Antonio assistant Ime Udoka to be their coach. The Cavs, who have been taking a methodical approach in finding their n...
09:00, 05/04/2019

Prison date set for former UA assistant coach Book Richardson TUCSON – A prison date for former Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson has been set in the college basketball corruption case. According to documents, Richardson must report to the Otisville’s minimum security satellite camp in Otisville...
00:17, 07/03/2019

Ex-Arizona assistant basketball coach gets 3-month sentence NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of probation on Thursday for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Before hearing his sentence in federal...
21:00, 06/06/2019

Get £10 off a £25 spend when you install the Amazon Assistant browser extension Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Amazon is offering £10 off a £25 shop if you install the Amazon Assistant browser extension. The deal is open to Amazon Prime users who install Amazon Assistant for the first time between July 1 and July 14.Amazon...
21:17, 07/02/2019

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball       ...
23:00, 07/17/2019

Spotify is testing a smart assistant speaker that fits in your car Rumors around a Spotify speaker for your car have been swirling for a while, and it's now official: Spotify has confirmed it's testing a new hardware device that fits in your car, designed to assess "how people listen in" on the go.As this ...
13:51, 05/18/2019

Ex-USC assistant Bland avoids jail in corruption case Former Southern California assistant coach Tony Bland was sentenced to two years' probation and 100 hours of community service Wednesday for his role in the college basketball corruption scandal....
20:51, 06/05/2019

Clemson fires men’s basketball assistant implicated in trial COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has fired men’s basketball assistant coach Steve Smith. His voice is heard on a federal wiretap at the ongoing trial into college corruption. University officials said Friday that the school would not renew Smith&#...
19:17, 05/03/2019

Cavs hire former Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb as assistant CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have hired former California coach Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant on John Beilein’s staff. Gottlieb spent the past eight years coaching the Golden Bears, leading them to seven NCAA Tournament appearances. While ...
21:17, 06/12/2019

Microsoft's Cortana will eventually sound more like a real assistant Virtual assistants like Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon's Alexa and Google's have finally made voice-controlled computing a reality. But talking to them still feels basic -- shouting commands isn't exactly how you'd interact with...
02:34, 05/07/2019

A Ruthless Game Where You're Beyoncé's Assistant, Which You Play On Twitter Twitter is hell, but even amidst the worst impulses and examples of human communication there is hope. Like this choose-your-own-adventure game made by Green Chyna which might be the best use of the social media network I’ve ever seen....
06:51, 06/24/2019

Michigan hires Wilson as women’s basketball assistant ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Toyelle Wilson as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for its women’s basketball team. The school announced the move Monday. Wilson spent the past six seasons as an assistant at Baylor and wa...
00:00, 05/21/2019

Wisconsin assistant coach’s wife, daughter die in crash MILWAUKEE (AP) — The University of Wisconsin says the wife and daughter of men’s basketball assistant coach Howard Moore were killed in a Michigan automobile accident. Wisconsin’s athletic department said Moore’s wife, Jennifer, and...
17:51, 05/26/2019

Former UA assistant wiretap says Miller allegedly paid Ayton TUCSON – New audio from a wiretap recording of Emanuel “Book” Richardson heard in court Wednesday mentioned Univerisity of Arizona men’s basketball head coach Sean Miller’s alleged involvement in paying Phoenix Sun’...
14:00, 05/02/2019

Community can voice concerns over I-11 at public meetings TUCSON – The Arizona Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to get input on the proposed Interstate 11. Wednesday’s event at the Tucson Convention Center is one of six meetings held to give the public a look at the propo...
05:00, 05/09/2019

The Loudest Voice Shows Us What We Already Knew. That’s Not Redundant—It’s Exactly What We Need Most people who watch Showtime’s new miniseries The Loudest Voice will go in knowing quite a bit about its protagonist. Though he started in daytime TV, Roger Ailes made his name as a ruthlessly effective media strategist for Richard Nixon, Ron...
14:51, 06/27/2019

Auburn radio voice, wife die following car crash Rod Bramblett, who served as the radio voice for Auburn football, basketball and baseball, and his wife, Paula, died from injuries suffered in a car crash Saturday night in Alabama, the Lee County Coroner's Office confirmed....
17:17, 05/26/2019

Geralt Is The New Voice Of...The GPS In Euro Truck Simulator 2 Euro Truck Simulator 2 just added voice navigation in a range of languages, but of all the new options, the best might just be the English guidance provided by Doug Cockle, who plays Geralt in the Witcher series....
09:00, 06/03/2019

PSA: You can now delete your voice recordings with an Alexa command Have ever asked anything silly to Alexa, and wished you were able to delete what you just said with a voice command? Amazon has got you covered. The company is now rolling out a pair of Alexa commands that allows you to delete voice recordings withou...
12:51, 05/30/2019

Soon nearly a third of US consumers will regularly make payments with their voice This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. Click here to learn more. BI Intelligence A revolution in payments and banking is beginning as virtual assistants like Siri and Al...
21:00, 07/02/2019

Siri gets a better voice and new AirPods and HomePod features Apple's Siri got a series of enhancements today including a more expressive voice and the ability to quickly send SMS messages with AirPods.Read More...
03:34, 06/04/2019

GOP Senators Voice Concern Over Stephen Moore at the Fed Numerous Senate Republicans expressed concerns over the possibility of President Trump nominating conservative commentator Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors....
15:51, 05/01/2019

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons....
05:17, 06/19/2019

The New Monopoly Has a Voice Controlled AI Banker That Will Never Cheat There are few activities that can turn the polite and civil discourse of a family gathering into a shouting match faster than a game of Monopoly. The latest edition replaces the designated banker with an intelligent, voice-activated top hat that hand...
17:34, 06/19/2019

Translator charged after his voice was intercepted on calls Federal authorities have charged a former FBI translator with making false statements after they say he altered transcripts of calls in which his own voice was caught on intercepts with a terrorism suspect....
18:51, 05/06/2019

Spotify's first hardware is a voice-controlled device for your car Spotify will begin testing its first hardware device today. Dubbed "Car Thing," it's a voice-controlled music and podcast assistant that reportedly plugs into a car's 12-volt outlet and connects to both the car and the user's phone via...
19:51, 05/17/2019

US companies voice alarm over China tariffs American businesses are telling the Trump administration that an escalating trade war with China will hurt the U.S. economy. This comes as public hearings are being held to consider extending the 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports. (June ...
17:17, 06/17/2019

Pandora launches Voice Mode on iOS and Android Long after Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Bixby and a half-dozen others, Pandora has finally launched a 'voice assistant' helper of its own called Voice Mode for its iOS and Android apps that will begin rolling out to devices starting today. Vo...
21:00, 07/23/2019

Connected businesses ‘can give all workers a voice’ Workers across the world are feeling frustrated by a lack of communication between themselves and their bosses, according to new research.A report from Workplace by Facebook has found that today’s workforce is more dispersed than ever, with a ...
20:00, 05/22/2019

The latest version of Monopoly is voice-activated We've seen a ton of different Monopoly versions over the years, including ones based on Fortnite, Mario Kart and Overwatch. Now, Hasbro is releasing the franchise's take on voice-assisted technology. Seriously. The Monopoly Voice Activated ...
21:17, 06/19/2019

Mexico says it may have recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Sound Library says it has discovered what could be the first known audio recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice. Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto says it is possible researchers have found Kahlo’s v...
00:00, 06/14/2019

Apple's Voice Control is important for accessibility, and you "Open Photos. Scroll up. Show numbers. 13." Over the years, Apple has frequently highlighted its accessibility work in commercials, but the ad that ran for a minute and a half during game 5 of the NBA Finals was particularly powerful. In it, a man i...
10:34, 06/20/2019

Public school district in New York starts using facial recognition to stop mass shootings Lockport City School District began testing the Aegis system on Monday. It's an early warning system to inform staff of threats like guns on campus.        ...
21:17, 05/30/2019

Digital Rights Group Calls for a 'Complete' Federal Ban on Government Use of Facial Recognition Tech Against a backdrop of U.S. government agencies abusing unproven and potentially unjust facial recognition technology, a digital rights group on Tuesday called for a “complete” federal ban on the government’s use of this technology.Read more......
14:51, 07/09/2019

Facial recognition software used by Scotland Yard wrong in four out of five cases, damning report warns Four out of five people identified as suspects by controversial facial recognition technology used at Scotland Yard were innocent, a damning new report has found....
02:34, 07/04/2019

Leaked Huawei Mate 30 Pro images show front display, face recognition tech Unofficial shots of the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 Pro have leaked out on Chinese social media site Weibo, giving us one of our clearest looks yet at what Huawei's next flagship phone could have in store.The images, reposted at Tme.net, show a larg...
20:34, 07/14/2019

State driver’s license databases prove valuable for FBI, ICE for facial-recognition searches: report Federal authorities have had access to millions of Americans’ photos without their consent or approval from Congress by tapping into state driver’s license databases and have turned into an “unprecedented surveillance infrastructure” that some critic...
07:00, 07/08/2019

Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services adds reinforcement learning for recommendations and doodle recognition AI Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services introduced new AI tools today, including Personalizer, which uses reinforcement learning to improve recommendations.Read More...
08:34, 05/03/2019

Orlando ends Amazon's controversial facial recognition pilot program after technical glitches Orlando's pilot of Amazon's facial recognition program is coming to an end after being plagued by technical issues, bandwidth problems and criticism of the controversial face-scanning technology....
05:17, 07/20/2019

FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches The state DMV databases form the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure, allowing federal investigative and immigration agents to scan hundreds of millions of Americans’ faces without their knowledge or consent....
23:00, 07/07/2019

Customs and Border Protection Tells Congress It's Totally Legal to Use Face Recognition on Americans U.S. Homeland Security officials faced a barrage of questions on Wednesday from House lawmakers frustrated—as several put it—over the alleged lack transparency exhibited by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when it comes to the legally murky use of...
05:00, 07/11/2019

Android TV will benefit once Assistant is linked to live TV guide data Remember Android TV? Google does, and not just so it can throw some unexpected advertisements on it. During the opening day of I/O 2019, Google revealed that over 80 percent of Android TV devices are already running version 7 or higher, and the compa...
15:00, 05/08/2019

Epps Will be an Assistant for Erik Daniels at Woodford Co. High School (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) Former UK Women’s Basketball player, Makayla Epps, will be an assistant coach on the staff of Erik Daniels at Woodford County High School. Of course, he was a men’s player at Kentucky. For Those Who Do Not Kno...
22:34, 06/27/2019

Cleveland Cavaliers Hire Cal's Lindsay Gottlieb As Assistant Coach New Cleveland Cavaliers coach John Beilein has made a notable addition to his coaching staff by bringing on Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb. Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news this afternoon, and the Cavs announced the hire shortly after...
00:00, 06/13/2019